Thank you so much for sharing your genius and gifts with so many of us on a very personal level, as well as for so many music lovers and singers around the world.
Your life has been an inspiration, and millions have admired you.
Those of us who know your smile and enthusiasm will always remember the joy of singing and listening to your music.
Those of us who were "amateurs" (in the best sense of the term)were honored and privileged to have sung under your direction are likely to have considered the peak experience of our musical lives.
Professionals and colleagues at Yale and elsewhere who learned from you have acknowledged their debt of gratitude to you in superlatives.
Some of us were even fortunate enough to have experienced the joy of singing a capella in the SLOT Whiff gatherings which Fenno joined as recently as October in Battell at the Allison Henning memorial and on June 12, 2007 in the rotunda at Woolsey Hall. (I have my photos and video clips of both and can share them privately with the family if you wish.)
We miss you!
Avatar, maestro and friend, may your blessed soul rest in peace,
Peter F. Bonoff
F F Heath Jr. 12-30-1926 to 12-05-2008
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~Carol, Sarah, Lucy, Peggy, and Terry Heath