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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), and did graduate work in Musicology. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles, where he resides with his wife and children.
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“The Church, no doubt, has always kept, and wishes still to maintain everywhere, the language of her Liturgy; and, before the sad and violent changes of the sixteenth century, this eloquent and effective symbol of unity of faith and communion of the faithful was, as you know, cherished in England not less than elsewhere. But this has never been regarded by the Holy See as incompatible with the use of popular hymns in the language of each country. Such hymns, moreover, are useful to familiarize the people with the great truths of faith, and to keep alive their devotion.”
— LEO XIII, POPE (8 June 1898)

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iPhone Clip • From Sacred Music Symposium 2018
published 19 June 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

AINT John Mary Vianney reminds us: “The Good Lord is indeed good.” We are unworthy of His love, yet our Divine Master fails not to shower His love upon us. For the last two years, God has sent us the most fabulous presenters and participants—and this year is no different.

A brief excerpt from yesterday’s rehearsal, with conductor Kevin Allen:


The days are very long and absolutely packed—but the people are so great, the time flies by.