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. Fenno’s 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 Fenno’s 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