In June 1970, unto Charles & Lynnette Lyles, a daughter was given. Her name prophesied her life of music… Do-Re-Mi-Fa … etc. Dorrey sang her first noteon that night and continues to lift her voice like a trumpet in Zion.
In earlier years, Dorrey had formed a musical group, The Chosen Ones. The Chosen Ones consisted of eager, talented and God-hungry young people. As the years passed, the group disbanded to only be transformed into a greater expression of God, The Tribe Of Judah (East). She lends her talent to the music ministry of John Howard's Gospel Caravan and Tyscot Recording Artist Franklin “Bubby” Fann, Jr. & Unlimited Praise.
Dorrey also tours Europe with The Harlem Gospel Singers, The Philadelphia Singers and The Very Best Of Black Gospel Singers spreading the gospel. She enjoys performing with the world renowned, Weather Girls.
Dorrey recently had the opportunity to perform with her band in Athens, Greece at the Half Note Jazz Club. In conjunction with her solo career, she performs background work for Dellé (Eased) of the musical sensation, SEEED, who now embarking on his solo career.
Dorrey’s accomplishments include being awarded the 1997 McDonald’s Gospel Fest Best Director Award and her choir, the Best Choir Award. Another is singing at Carnegie Hall in New York City with James Ingram, Oleta Adams, Peabo Bryson and Melissa Manchester. Dorrey’s professional stage performances include
BOYS FROM SYRACUSE as The Courtesan,
FOOTLOOSE as Eleanor Dunbar,
THE HOT MIKADO as Katisha,
The Greek Chorus in the comedic musical
HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD AND FIND TRUE LOVE IN 90 MINUTES,
Lucille G. Bradshaw in the gospel musical
IN MAHALIA’S LIGHT and
Dr. Geraldine Pittman-Woods in the staged reading of BLACKFOOTNOTES.
But none of these accomplishments outweigh her elation about being the proud mother of one daughter, Brittany. There is a scripture and phrase that continually encourages Dorrey and she shares it every chance she gets…
Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us… WHAT’S TO COME IS BETTER THAN WHAT’S BEEN!