A prolific songwriter (350+ songs - I stopped counting!) and versatile musician (vocals, keyboards, guitar, flute, alto flute, dulcimer, hand drums, and awesome kazoo), "Lyte" has 3 albums ("Home To My Heart" on digital, CD, & Cassette, and "Altar of Love" and "Inspirations" on Cassette) as well as sheet music available from Lytingale Music. She is also the author of a workshop & book on updating church music called "Growing Your Church Music Program".
She has used her clear soprano voice for all styles of music, from rock to opera, blues & jazz to musical comedy. Lyte has performed roles in musical theater at Asheville Community Theater, and has sung as soloist with the Asheville Choral Society, North Carolina Symphony, and Johnson City (TN) Symphony. She currently composes, accompanies, and sings with Womansong of Asheville community chorus. Two of her original songs appear on their CD "Everybody Got Her Own." Lyte's song "With Great Love" was chosen for performance by a 300-voice choir at Sister Singers Network Festival 2010 in Chicago.
Lyte's songs are widely used throughout Unity, and have been published in a Unity hymnal ("I Am Love") and in Association of Unity Churches' Songs From A World Awakening, Vol I. "We Are All Friends Here" is used as a welcome song in many Unity churches; "The Greatest Gift" is sung in several churches of other denominations.
Lyte serves Unity Center in Mills River, NC, where she is...
* Editor for the Unity News & Views, 20-page bi-monthly tabloid newspaper
* Webmaster for unitync.net
* Minister of Music (leader of The Unitic Band)
* Co-Director/performer for annual "Unity Plays Broadway" Show
* Coordinator for the Unity Concert Series, and performer in several concerts, including "Unitics Go Classic."
A frequent performer at the annual UMMAS Retreat, she has performed for other regional and national Unity conferences.