Event Performers

The Rainbow Rose Center, York County’s LGBTQIA+ resource center, proudly presents our 7th annual Equality Fest celebration virtually on October 10th, in conjunction with LGBT History Month. Equality Fest is York’s Inclusive answer to Pride and we are excited to present a wonderful lineup of performers!

Performer Compensation
We firmly believe in compensating all of our performers, because we value their time and talents. We also include opportunities for the community to contribute to the performances, as well as social media information so that the performer can grow their following for participating in our events.

Confirmed Performers

Caroline Wolfe

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BIO: Caroline Wolfe (soprano) is attending Oberlin Conservatory to pursue a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance where she studies under the instruction of Lorraine Manz. She has also studied with Dr. Randal Woodfield and Sommer Garner. Caroline has sung with Oberlin Opera Theater and Opera Susquehanna. She premiered the role of Girl in Rachel J. Peters and Royce Vavrek’s new opera The Wild Beast of the Bungalow. She also produced, directed, and performed in Dominick Argento’s Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night. Caroline has sung in masterclasses for Nathan Gunn, Paul Groves, and Carole Farley. She is a soloist and the soprano section leader at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Amherst, Ohio; and she was previously the music minister and cantor for Oberlin Newman Catholic. Caroline is also a guest musician at several churches in York County, Pennsylvania and in Lorain County, Ohio.

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Lynn Gable "Everyperson"

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BIO: Lynn Gable, the main musician behind Everyperson, grew up in a small section of York, Pennsylvania, before eventually settling in Greater London for graduate school. During this time, they wrote a wide repertoire of music, which would later become the groundwork for the indie rock project Bright Skies EP.

The shift from Lynn’s earlier metal and punk rock project Grejarra to the current alternative and indie project Everyperson came about when Lynn realised that they wanted to reach individuals of all backgrounds with their music with the dream of seeing a better future for all through music. Every person in the world deserves to listen to music that inspires them and fills them with strong emotions, and the early works of Everyperson focus on exactly that.

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JahTheG.O.D.

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BIO: JahTheG.O.D. is a maelstrom of ferocity and tenderness. Their art supplants the listener into a dreamscape replete with the complexity of human experience. They explore themes of pain, pleasure, grief, friendship, and self acceptance across the breadth of their debut EP JahVsDarkworld. The title bespeaks of Jah’s ongoing battle against mental illness and social stigma and their testimony that anyone can overcome.

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Gretchen Dekker

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BIO: Born and raised in Central Pennsylvania, Gretchen (Elicker) Dekker is an alumna of the Peabody Conservatory (Baltimore), the Sweelinck Conservatory (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and the New England Conservatory (Boston).

In addition to being a solo performer and collaborative artist on both piano and harpsichord, Dekker was recently appointed to serve as the Music Director of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York. Since 1998 she has also been an adjunct professor as well as a staff accompanist at York College of Pennsylvania.

In 2012 Dekker founded the YCPrep Community Music School, which is based at York College. She maintains an active teaching presence both there and in her private studio while still finding time to enjoy cooking, bicycling and aerobic ornamental gardening on a small farm in Northern York County with her Dutch husband Jochem.

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Jamie Angel

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PayPal: Artafoot@gmail.com

BIO: Jamie Angel is a Non-Binary Artist, Writer, Performer, and Consultant, who is Deaf and uses a wheelchair. Doing performance art and fine arts enables them to showcase possibilities for overcoming limitations to reach one’s fullest potential And inspire others. This is an outgrowth of their own personal journey. As they have overcome obstacles, they have also worked to open doors for others who have disabilities, or are part of the LGBTQIA+ Community, and more importantly, those who find themselves in such overlapping demographics, where the intersectionality of life occurs. They are working to further their education, while enjoying creative pursuits, as they enjoy making people smile and encouraging others in their pursuits.

 

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Sarabesque

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BIO: Baltimore born and raised, and now residing in Dover. Sarabesque has been a York community member for the past 4 years. She has performed in many places around PA, and is former Miss Stallions and Miss Gay Harrisburg.

Sarabesque has been involved with providing entertainment at Equality Fest and Equality Fest Junior for the past 3 years. She is host of several drag shows in the area including venues such as the Cove, the Handsome Cab, and Tutoni’s. She has even performed at York College. She is very excited to be part of local community events and looks forward to connecting and providing you with entertainment that will leave you wanting more!

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Passion Dance Collective, LLC

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PayPal: ebony_byrd@yahoo.com

BIO: Passion Dance Collective, LLC  (PDC) is new to York, PA. Created to offer a diverse and welcoming place where everyone could connect through their love and passion for dance.

PDC was born from a group of moms who did not want their children to dance with heavy hearts and controversy. One of the moms took a leap of faith and open Passion Dance Collective.

 

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