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

Friday, December 5, 2008

Helmuth Rilling

Dear Fenno,

A few thoughts run through my mind as I contemplate your passage into a more peaceful world:

You will always live on as a part of me. The Glee Club was the best experience of my undergraduate days, and you personified the Glee Club. I made my closest Yale friends in Hendrie Hall and on tour buses. You taught me to love singing, and to love music.

Today I continuously hum "The Ash Grove," a tune that you helped me arrange for 4-part chorus during my junior year. You have been an extraordinarily gifted composer and arranger.

You have had such courage! You recognized that when Yale admitted women, the Glee Club should do the same. You endured a few rough years, but you persevered. All women who have ever sung in the Glee Club owe a debt to your foresight.

Last April, when Helmuth Rilling came to Yale to conduct Mendelssohn's Elijah, I was thrilled to see you in the balcony of Woolsey Hall before the performance. I sang my heart out for you that night, just as I sang for you all those years ago in the Glee Club. I will continue to sing for you, as long as I live.

With love and affection,
Laurie (Hasselmann) Ongley
YCG '81

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