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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F F Heath Jr. 12-30-1926 to 12-05-2008

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~Carol, Sarah, Lucy, Peggy, and Terry Heath

Thursday, December 4, 2008

How Great Thou Art


What a joy and privilege it was to sing under your direction. So full of life were our rehearsals! I would cherish them and draw energy from them -- the comaraderie, the humor, the music, those wonderful final Fenno chords. How many wonderful concerts! Those trips to the Yale Club in NY for Christmas concerts and watching you conduct the Messiah Sing-in at Lincoln Center. Magical, transformative moments from a beautiful performance of Shenandoah. The War Requiem and Carmina Burana. As I picture the moments I spent with you, the songs that we sang run as a soundtrack through the slideshow of memories. And though you may now be weak and slowed by the illnesses and ailments that you always fought so valiantly, I gain strength from the words that I sang to music that you wrote: "One short sleep past, we wake eternally! . . . . And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die!" I wish you an eternity of music buoyed by all the souls and spirits you lifted in life.

With deep gratitude,
Paul Sarkozi

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