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

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sadness and Joy

It's makes perfect sense that Fenno and all the Heaths would bring our extended YGC family together once again, even in these terribly sad circumstances.  I've enjoyed reading posts from my early- and mid-'80s contemporaries and realizing that many, many others are sharing in these same feelings of sadness at this news, and joy from re-living wonderful times.  What memories!  Singing that medieval TTBB "Gloria" (I forget whose it was) at Roman-Motier in Switzerland during the 1983 European Tour and feeling like a medieval monk; watching Fenno in concert and admiring how he used his entire body to conduct and get the sound he wanted; singing at Woolsey and feeling a part of an awesome tradition that spans generations.  (Of course, I also remember the frustration in Fenno's voice as he bluntly told us:  "Don't go flat!"  Um, OK -- thanks for helping!)
I became a better singer and a better person for being able to sing under Fenno, at Yale, and as part of this great organization with all of you.  Fenno, thank you for a wealth of memories that will live on. 
Fred Young '84

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