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

Small Memory

There is gesture - pure Fenno - which I remember so vividly. It could happen any number of times during a given concert or rehearsal...

When our tempo would start to bog down, instead of conducting a steady but faster beat to us, Fenno would just roll his hand forward at this fantastic pace with this slightly exasperated look on his face, as if to say: For God’s sake, go. Trust yourselves as I trust you. Sing!

There was a lot in that little gesture. It speaks of the hard work of shaping 100 voices into a good and sometimes sublime sound, and the confidence he had in a bunch of rank amateurs whose talents truly ran the gamut. But I think it also spoke of a certain zeal for performance and song and life. Fenno was one of the only teachers I had in college with whom I ever just had fun, and he gets all the credit for being kind and accessible and game.

Thanks for that and for so much more Fenno. You and yours are in my prayers tonight.

The Rev. J. Scott Barker - ‘85

Christ Church - Warwick, NY

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