A MEMORIAL SERVICE WAS HELD ON SAT. MARCH 28TH, 2009 AT BATTELL CHAPEL, Yale University, at 3:00pm. All were cordially invited. Over 800 in attendance! DVD available through the Yale Glee Club office.

Service details: Tom Murray, University Organist, started the prelude 20 minutes before the 3 p.m. service began. There were performances by The Yale Glee Club, The Yale Alumni Chorus, The Whiffenpoofs of 2009, The SLOT's, and The University Glee Club of New Haven. A magnificent, and humbling, tribute.

Contributions in memory of Fenno may be sent to the
North Congregational Church P.O. Box 307 New Hartford CT 06057.

Condolences may be sent directly to the family (Carol, Sarah, Lucy, Peggy, Terry) at pogilvy@comcast.net

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~Carol, Sarah, Lucy, Peggy, and Terry Heath

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Fenno and Hindemith

A memory others haven't mentioned, and a part of the great tradition, is the Hindemith connection. Fenno, you were generous enough to invite me and some others to join the Collegium of the Music School to sing Hindemith's Mass soon after it was written, in his memory. We sang it in the context of a Mass at St. Thomas More, and again in a concert. It was a real challenge to learn it quickly and do it justice, but as usual you made it happen with joy and good humor. We were aware then of the role Hindemith had played in your development as a composer, just as Barty was in your development as a conductor and trainer of the chorus. The best of your music has always shown that duality of influence.

May I also say that as your accompanist for three wonderful years and the tour of the world, I was constantly in a state of fear and panic, knowing your formidable keyboard skills and high standards for the progress of each rehearsal and performance. I have treasured every encounter since those wonderful years, and the memory of our singing, of the songs we love so well.

Robert W. Ulery, Jr., '66, '71 Ph.D.
Professor of Classical Languages
Wake Forest University

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