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

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Hundred Voices Singing Quietly

I was not a big singer in High School.  Prior to college my exposure to singing ran to church choir and opera, but when I got to Yale I heard the Glee Club and my eyes were opened to an entirely different idiom. Fennos ability both to impose discipline in blend and dynamic and to wring expressiveness out of the Glee Club were truly amazing, and I always counted it an honor to sing with the Glee Club.  Seeing all those photos of long-ago Glee Clubs the wall in Hendrie gave me a sense of the grand tradition, but Fennos direction was what made the Glee Club great. I will never forget the first time I heard a hundred voices singing as quietly as possible.

I treasure my memories of Fenno and thank God for what Fenno was able to share with us.

Eric Schweikert, 85

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