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, Carol and all,

I went upstairs to find my Fenno buttons and found that I still have four of them. I wore them on each coat while at school, and certainly for every concert, so it was important to have a few extra. I have them out and about the house tonight.

Many others have done such an eloquent job at recounting specifics from Yale – the tours, the concerts, the rehearsals, the “who wrote this?” we would hear from you as we sang yet another of your tasteful modulations in a piece you composed! I wanted to recount something more recent to me, the “Fenno-fest” from March 2004 where you came to Washington, DC to conduct a group of alumni as you had done repeatedly over the years. I hadn’t been singing extensively since I left Yale, other than coming back for reunions and singing dinners, but came along excitedly. It had been 17 years since singing at Yale, and a while since I had seen you last, and you looked older. However, as you got us to warm up and rehearse the music we were to sing that Sunday, and in your usual wonderful way chastised us when we couldn’t quite get a piece or two the first time through, the years melted away from you and from us. You had that same exuberance and excitement that we all knew and loved so well, and that’s what we all saw the rest of the weekend. Following that wonderful experience, I found a local choir in which to start singing. Clay Kaufman got me involved in the YGCA again, and I started singing a capella with Clay and a few other brave and gallant bandoleros here in DC. So even as a an alum you got me singing again, doing something I had missed for a long time. We think warm wishes for all of you from DC, and I think how those years would still melt away if we were able to get you to conduct us all once more.

Marty Brennan, ’87

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