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

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

From Linus To Dad Tonight

A few words to carry Fenno through this evening, and hugs to Carol and
all of you.

--If only we could say "da capo" and begin again this wonderful life
of song. What glorious music and constant affection have carried so
many of us with you to these final measures. And the song does
conclude in true Fenno fashion, with a triple-forté major chord at the
top of everyone's range.

The website is a superb help for all of us. More soon.



From Mark Dollhopf '77

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Fenno!

You inspired a generation, and we humbly follow in your footsteps singing the songs you made us sing so well.

You fired the imagination, sparked our inspiration, and fueled the determination to carry Yale Songs, Your Songs, 'round the world.

Brother, Sing On!

Love you, Mark Dollhopf '77

Humble Times.....

Kyle Pruett came by today to sit with Dad. He sang for him as well...Death Cannot Hold You Forever........We were not in the room with them at the time but are very grateful to Kyle for giving Dad that moment!

Fenno recordings are playing all the while........his Hospice Aides are getting an amazing experience, learning all about this man and his incredible musical gift to this world and now even to them!

The Heaths are thinking of all of the wonderful memories you all have given us and we are laughing, crying, numb, laughing, crying and numb and very humble too from all of the love we are feeling from Fenno's musical friends.

Carol and Fenno Heath

Hope Is The Thing With Feathers- listen

This is one of our favorite Fenno compositions. To listen, please click here. Judy Caldwell and Kyle Pruett are the soloists. This selection is from their CD, I'll Sing and Ever Shall.

Tuesday Dec. 2

Fenno is still with us, although it will only be a day or two now.........He is resting very peacefully.
We have been playing CDs of his compositions for him and it's been extremely touching to hear his beautiful music at this time, as you can only imagine. We have a lovely 3 foot Christmas tree lit in his room and it's a very calm, warm, cozy, loving, family environment. Sitting with him, listening to his music.......it's overwhelming, to say the least. He is a beautiful soul.

Psalm 121 - Julia Blue Raspe's rendition- download this song

Please click on this title to listen to this lovely rendition of Fenno's setting of Psalm 121.


'Poppy' is resting peacefully tonight. All four Heath children are here with him, along with our mother. Judy Caldwell came and we had such a touching visit.