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Church of the Good Shepherd

1000 N. Broadway, Edmond, OK 73034

(405) 314-8715

Proudly Hosts

Joseph Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of


Performed by

The CRUSA String Quartet

Please join us for this amazing performance, free to the public.

Saturday, March 30th at 7:00 PM

Seating is limited and is first come, first served.


Valorie Tatge – Teacher and regularly performing cellist in the Oklahoma City area for over 25 years.  Currently on faculty at Southern Nazarene University and Oklahoma Christian University.  Also, a long-time contract member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra and the Lawton Philharmonic.  Principal cellist with Norman Philharmonic.  Substitutes with Plano Symphony, Tulsa Symphony and Breckenridge Music Festival.  Enjoys being active in both local and national touring productions, including; Phantom of the Opera, Lion King, The Color Purple, Mary Poppins, Cinderella, and Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life.  As a chamber musician, was cellist of New Lyric Quartet, from 2002-2007, occasionally performs as a member of the Everitt Quartet in Cerdanyola, Spain, and is currently cellist of the newly-formed Crusa Quartet.  Valorie also maintains a studio of young Norman-area students which she teaches in her home.


Royce McLarry - Began studying violin at the age of four with his father Lacy McLarry. He made his solo debut with the Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra at the age of twelve. At age sixteen he was finalist in the International Mozart Festival Competition (Pueblo, Colorado).


McLarry received his Bachelor of Music Degree from Oklahoma City University.  As a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he studied viola with the renowned Richard Blum of the Pro Arte String Quartet.  While there he served as violist of the Strelow String Quartet, and performed with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. 


He has also served as Assistant Principal Violist of the Northwood Orchestra in Michigan.  He has served on the faculties of the University of Oklahoma, Brevard Music Center, Oklahoma Baptist University, and Oklahoma Christian University.


Presently McLarry is Principal Violist of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norman Philharmonic, the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, and plays regularly with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, soloist, and member of the New Lyric Quartet, McLarry performs throughout the region. Recent performances include Music from Greer, Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble of OKC, and as featured soloist in Harold in Italy by Berlioz, with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra.


Angelica Pereira, violin - Bachelors in Music Performance (2012) and Music Education (2017), Masters of Music Performance (2014) Oklahoma City University.  Colombian violinist Angelica Pereira began her musical studies at the age of 4. She traveled to the United States under full scholarship to study at Oklahoma City University in 2008, graduating from both her Bachelors and Masters degrees with honors. Ms. Pereira is the only Hispanic and youngest member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic since 2009. Additionally, she performs with local symphony orchestras such as the Norman Philharmonic and Lawton Philharmonic, as well as the Oklahoma Virtuosi chamber orchestra, and is the second violinist of the newly-formed CRUSA String Quartet. Ms. Pereira is faculty of the after-school music program El Sistema Oklahoma since 2013. She also holds a violin private studio and has recently joined the faculty string quartet at Oklahoma City University. Ms. Pereira has been awarded with various honors such as the Oklahoma NextGen Under 30 (2017), Most Outstanding Music Artist by the Hispanic Arts Council of Oklahoma (2016), Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities, and has been the winner of music competitions such as the Oklahoma Community Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition (2012) and the Ladies Music Club of Oklahoma City Competition (2009 and 2010). In the summer of 2010 she took over as concertmaster and was awarded “Outstanding Orchestra Member” at Opera in the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, AR. Ms. Pereira was a member of YOA (Youth Orchestra of the Americas) under the artistic council of Placido Domingo, Gustavo Dudamel, James Ehnes among others. With this orchestra Ms. Pereira performed in Mexico, China (2011-2012) and all countries in Central America, where she was Principal Second Violin (2013), recoding a 2015 Grammy winner album with pianist Gabriela Montero.


Marat Gabdullin - Native of Russia, began studying violin at the age of five. At age seven he was the soloist in a performance of the Vivaldi Violin Concerto in A minor with the Ufa Chamber Orchestra in Russia. After studying at the Specialized Music Schools of Ufa and Kazan, Dr. Gabdullin graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the Ufa State Academy of Art in 2006 (Russia). In 2007, Dr. Gabdullin moved to the US, where he received a Master's Degree from the Oklahoma City University in 2009. In 2010 Dr. Gabdullin was awarded a Mark Allen Everett Fellowship to pursue a Doctoral degree at the University of Oklahoma from which he graduated in 2015.


            Dr. Gabdullin is an Associate Concertmaster for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and a First violin of the Oklahoma Strings and Mid-American string quartets. His other engagements include Norman Philharmonic and Lawton Philharmonic orchestras. In addition, Dr. Gabdullin has performed for such Broadway musicals and shows as "The Addams Family", "Mannheim Steamroller", "The Phantom of the Opera", "Stevie Wonder - Key of Life Tour", "Cinderella', "The Book of Mormon", "Johnny Mathis - The Voice of Romance Tour" etc.

            Dr. Gabdullin has won prizes at numerous international competitions. In the US. Marat Gabdullin won the ESO Mendelssohn Concerto Competition (2009), OCC Concerto Competition (2009) and OU Concerto Competition (2010). Among the other awards he has garnered is prestigious “Russian Performing Award” (Moscow). Recently Gabdullin received a Gold Remi Award at the WorldFest International Film & Video Festival for his music video "The Ocean". He has also recorded for an award-winning motion film "TE-ATA" and the movie "Gosnell" which will be premiered in 2018.


            As a soloist, Marat Gabdullin appeared with the Norman Philharmonic, Enid Symphony Orchestra, the Oklahoma City Community Orchestra, National

Symphony Orchestra of the republic of Bashkortostan (Russia), the Ufa Theatre of Opera and Ballet Orchestra (Russia), the Symphonic Orchestra of Volgograd (Russia), the Kazan chamber Orchestra “La Primavera” (Russia), and the Ufa Youth Chamber Orchestra “Evo Moderno” (Russia).


Dr. Gabdullin has been teaching violin for over 15 years. His teaching experience includes positions at the Ufa Special Music School and the Academy of Art in Russia, and a conductor/music director of the Ufa Youth Chamber Orchestra “Evo Moderno” in 2005 – 2007 (Russia). In the US Mr. Gabdullin taught violin for the OU Sooner Strings Program and is currently teaching at the Oklahoma Conservatory of Music.

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