Auburn singers are here in February

Published 11:59 pm Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Auburn Singers, a 36-member performing group, is scheduled to perform at Pickard Auditorium Thursday, Feb. 24. -- Submitted

Move over Glee, there’s a new act in town.

The Auburn University Singers will grace Pickard Auditorium’s stage Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. to bring tidings of good music and dance moves.

Two of the singers Jeremy, 20, and Jordan Lee Spencer, 22, of Auburn stopped in Selma Wednesday to promote the upcoming event.

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Fuller Hardware and Supply’s Sis Yarbrough said the singers are phenomenal and she wants the public to know about the unique act.

“A lot of people just don’t know something like the Auburn Singers exists,” Yarbrough said. “They’re a great and talented group and when you watch them, you just see their personality come out.”

In its 39th year, the 36-member show choir has traveled to New York, Chicago, Europe and Washington, D.C.

Jordan, who is also the 2010-2011 Auburn University homecoming queen, said the choir brings something new and different.

“We’ve done shows where we’ve performed songs from different eras,” Jordan said. “We sang ‘Jump’ by Van Halen and ‘Dig a little Deeper’ from Disney’s Princess and the Frog. In December, we did a Beach Boys medley.”

For the Spencers, music runs in the family.

“Our older brother and sister-in-law were a part of the AU singers,” Jordan said. “My grandmother took me to their shows in middle school. We were in the church choir when we were younger, and I did show choir in high school.”

Both Jordan and Jeremy agree the group is a fun form of expression. They hope their sound brings joy to listeners.

“We want people for an hour and a half to forget their troubles and just have fun,” Jeremy said.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased from Butler-Truax Jewelers, Selma-Dallas County Public Library, Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Fuller Hardware Supply. For more information contact Yarbrough at 334-874-8215.