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 Button

The first time I saw Fenno's face, it was on the button on the lapel of a Glee Club member before a Harvard-Yale Concert. I was a freshman, and didn't quite understand why one would put one's conductor's face, no matter how dashing, on a button.

Then I joined the Glee Club, and discovered a man whose passion for music, for community, for tradition and for people created one of the formative experiences of our lives. While conducting, Fenno was strong and kind, impatient and wry, always trying to draw out of us that elusive performance that only he could hear. He weaved song into our lives so powerfully that to hear a fragment of one of our shared songs is to revisit that time and place when Fenno's passion and guidance helped transform each of us into something far greater than ourselves. He taught us love, grace, humor and joy, in rehearsal, on stage, and everywhere in between.

Fenno Heath, you profoundly influenced my life. I still have your button. I always will.

Craig Motlong
YGC 1989-1992

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