When the history of music at Yale is recorded, a special chapter will be devoted to the legacy of Fenno Heath. As Director of the Yale Glee Club, he explored new musical frontiers - from international tours to football concerts, from his own compositions for the Glee Club to his
performances of major works in the literature. Fenno's passion for choral music permeated his life, but his influence reached far beyond the conductor's podium. He was a University citizen, a faculty member who loved this institution and relished its values. As President of the Friends of Music, his concern for students and their well-being was, for me, a memorable quality he brought to us in his retirement (though no one I knew ever considered him to be retired!).
In these days of reflection, we celebrate the many ways his life enriched us all. For Fenno and the gifts he brought to us, we are and shall be always grateful.
The Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music
Yale School of Music
F F Heath Jr. 12-30-1926 to 12-05-2008
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Thank you. Your letters bring us joy.
~Carol, Sarah, Lucy, Peggy, and Terry Heath