The holidays have found their voice!
It’s Dr. Kevin Helppie’s, true,
But, Saturday, he’ll share with you
His baritone so rich and fine
It’s like your ears are filled with wine
Fermented from Willamette fruit.
Come hear the Salem Pops peeps toot
And thrum, and bow, and all like that
While (sometimes) wearing Santa’s hat!
Orchestral tunes from Salem’s Pops
Will fill the Grand as winter drops
Its cloak of snow across the land.
What’s that? You’ve got your evening planned?
You’re so concerned with snow you doubt
Your safety if you venture out
To High Street NE (one nine one)
Until the winter weather’s done
At least not after sundown, so
You can’t attend the nighttime show?
Huzzah! We’ve got a treat for you:
We’ll play a matinee at two!
That’s right, we’ve shows at two and seven!
It’s a music-lover’s heaven,
If by “heaven” you refer
To downtown Salem; meanings blur
And fine distinctions pass unseen
When snowfall coats the evergreen
And Christmas classics fill the air
Near Court and High Streets. See you there!
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