Dear Carol and Family,
I have just read through the blog with both sadness and many good memories. I believe that along with Dick Smith '54 I was one of Fenno's first two Bursary Students in the YGC offices, serving there 1952-54. At first Barty was still around and my YGC Songbook is signed by both of them. I also had the privilege of going on the 1954 European Tour at which we came in second among the male choruses at the huge festival in Wales, also visiting Elihu Yale's church. Fenno used to point to that runner-up prize as an example of the supreme importance of paying attention to how a piece of music was supposed to be performed. One of the compulsory pieces was about a Scottish chief; we sang it perfectly but according to the judges too fast - it was supposed to be more like a dirge! There is a photograph in the booklet on that tour showing Fenno being carried on our shoulders.
Your forwarded message was a sad thing to receive, but I hope your sadness is eased a little by all this outpouring of affection with the passing of a truly memorable man.
Ogden D. Miller, Jr. '55
F F Heath Jr. 12-30-1926 to 12-05-2008
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