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 From Jim Marvin

Dear Fenno and Carol,

Your life and music have touched us all. Memories for me of you, Fenno, consist (in one word) of joy - unbridled joy, enthusiasm, inspiration, and love, for your students, your colleagues, your family, and for the Yale Glee Club - sharing with us the transcendent power of choral music.

Song, in the history of mankind probably occurred before language developed. We choral directors may intuitively understand this, spending our lives with our loves: our choirs -- devoted to the art of expressing emotion through song, nurturing within them a community of kindred spirits.

It is the projection of emotion that is at the heart of song. And Fenno, there has been no one better than you in tapping our joyful, life-affirming emotions.

Your glorious "triple-forte major chords at the top of everyone's range" spirituals, your rich compositions (HGC sings your exquisite setting of Blake's Little Lamb this year), and your gift for sharing with generations of Yale Singers -- your joy, and your emotional connection of the music with them, inspires a circle of love that enfolds you, and us, for ever.
~Jim Marvin

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