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Senior Recital

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Jun 30th, 2015

Hundreds of friends, family, music lovers and well-wishers gathered on the evening of May 28, 2015 to listen to recent Neville High School graduate Margaret Ann Zentner fill Grace Episcopal Church with her extraordinary voice. Grace’s Father Norman provided a welcome to the capacity crowd, acknowledging Grace Church’s rich musical traditions.  Accompanied by music maestro Dr. Rick Seiler on piano, Margaret Ann sang in French, German, Italian and English and provided her concert goers with a brief history and background for each piece of music and its composer, as well as a translation as part of her training. Margaret Ann was quick to give thanks for her parents, family and friends and deep appreciation for her musical mentors, including Marjorie Stricklin, Dr. Claire Vangelisti, Dr. Rick Seiler, Shelia Martin and Julian Jones. Said Dr. Seiler, “It is a very rare event to have someone so young be able to perform at this level. Margaret Ann is in a good place, and we have lots to look forward to from this young lady.” A reception for Margaret Ann, who plans to continue her musical studies at LSU this fall, followed in Kilbourne Hall.