Our Hip Hop CollECtive Choir Presents a Pop-Up Concert at Phoenix Park in Eau Claire Wi.
FIRST PLACE WINNER
Tyler John Baumgart
Artist Name: TeawhYB (T-Y-B)
Alt-Hip-Pop artist, TeawhYB (T-Y-B) of Eau Claire Wi, represents a brand of authenticity and ultimate connectivity, providing heartfelt commentary centered on self-actualization, celebration, and sorrow over guitars, synths, and drum kits.
Originating from Green Bay, WI, and formerly noted for his college-life, party-induced sound, TeawhYB took a hiatus from a budding music career while coming to terms with his personal identity. He has since redirected his auditory creativity, mending his past, present, and future.
“Being aware of your identity is much different than accepting it. In high school, I was a freestyle rapper-jock and was outted. At the time I didn't identify with what I perceived to be gay culture so part of my mission is to show being queer doesn't have to be stereotypical, it just has to be unequivocally you. Once I was finally comfortable in my own skin everything started clicking musically. I was never in choir or band class, so the only thing I know about music is what I feel.”
SECOND PLACE WINNER
Zechariah Jack Putney
No background info available
THIRD PLACE WINNER
Artist Name: Mr. Funkman
My name is Foster, some people call me Mr. F, but I prefer Foster. I grew up in Fall Creek and after graduating high school, I moved to the big city of Eau Claire for college. I recently graduated from UW-EC with my bachelor's in Software Engineering last December. I love to make music so when a friend sent me the link to the samples I was all in.
During the warmer and dry seasons, we will meet at Phoenix Park (CLICK HERE FOR NAV MAP)
Rehearsals are usually every Monday from 6P-7:30P (See our CALENDAR).
Due to severe weather warnings or last-minute changes in our dates/times, postponements are certainly possible. To ensure you have the latest info, please contact our Choir Director (Listed Below).
For more information, contact Michael Rambo at
The CollECtive Choir is a diverse collection of people who are using soulful Gospel and hip hop music to proclaim the life changing love of Jesus Christ and pull people from all parts of Eau Claire into a deeper community. The music is original and covered urban gospel music, as well as arrangements of well-known praise and inspirational tunes redone in a gospel style.
Together we lift up a new standard in praise to our Creator God, and his anointed one, Jesus, in the public spaces and wherever people would invite us. We recognize our society's immediate need for genuine community and building relational bridges with people who are different than ourselves. As we come together we seek to display the One-ness of the Church in Christ Jesus, and offer people in the Chippewa Valley a place to belong without needing to 'put on a face'. We serve as a stepping stone into 'spiritual community' for people who haven't experienced the Church, or who have been wounded by the Church.
We are a performing and recording ensemble and prepare to bring excellent and exuberant music to Eau Claire and the surrounding region.
To see our Vision, Values, and information about us, CLICK HERE and then see VISION/VALUES at the top of that page.
The choir is under the direction of Michael Rambo.
Due to the COVID crisis, 'OUR DIGS' have changed. We have moved from the Lighthouse and are temporarily meeting at Valleybrook Church.
For outreach services, performances, activities, presentations, rehearsals, and the like, we will 'usually' meet at Valleybrook Church (412 S. Barstow Street Eau Claire) located on the Graham Avenue side entry.
(CLICK HERE FOR NAV MAP).
Sometimes our venue will change, such as performing at other churches or block parties, and such changes can be seen on our Calendar and the current page you are viewing.
During the warmer and dry seasons, we will 'usually' meet at Phoenix Park (CLICK HERE FOR NAV MAP). If the venue, date, or time changes, this again will be available on our Calendar and the current page you are viewing.
Due to severe weather conditions, road closures, or last-minute changes, please contact our Choir Director for the latest update.
Choir Director - Michael Rambo: