The Music Ministry
Prior Music Director...
Cathy DeWitt, musician, consultant, writer, and speaker, was also the Music Director at Unity of Gainesville for nearly twenty years, through several ministers including Sharon Connors, Julie Keene, Marciah McCartney and Stan McNeese. She started in 1988 with Rev Joseph Bettencourt, and had a short stint during the late 90's (for 2 years) at Unity of Ocala and Oakbrook Life Enrichment Center (Ocala) before returning to Gainesville.
Cathy traveled to many Unity and New Thought churches to bring back new songs and fresh ideas to share with the minister, guest speakers, and the choir. She loved interweaving the music and message as seamlessly as possible, and used the music to add emotional impact to the message.
During holiday time, Cathy got the choir re-energized to make a joyful noise!
An eclectic professional musician, Cathy DeWitt has shared the stage and the airwaves with Pete Seeger, Garrison Keillor, jazz pianist Rob Bargad, New Thought artists Jana Stanfield, David Roth, and many more. A nationally published writer, producer, and award-winning songwriter, she is bandleader for the jazz quartet MoonDancer and the female folk/bluegrass band Patchwork, a favorite on the Florida festival circuit.
Visit Cathy's website for more information about her, the bands she plays in, and sample some of her CDs.
Or visit www.thetraveler.us to hear Cathy's CD of James Dillet Freeman's poems set to original music and hear her radio show archives "The Traveler: Healing Journeys through Music."
"These songs represent a collaboration across time and space between composer, pianist, and vocalist Cathy DeWitt, and the beloved poet laureate of the Unity movement, James Dillet Freeman. Cathy’s compositions are each uniquely and perfectly suited to both the message and the cadence of Dillet’s distinctive poetry."
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