"I will compose the most beautiful songs for you" -The personal profiles of Finnishentertainment composers in songsand stories
The choir will organize in Raahesali the concert "I will compose the most beautiful songs for you". This concert is the choir's main event in the celebration of Finland's Centenary year. This concert presents the choral conductor Pauli Ylitalo's drawn up personal repertoire of the songs by Finnish composers and lyricists from the entire period of independence from J. Alfred Tanner until today. Among the masters presented are: Veikko Lavi, Toivo Kärki, Reino Helismaa, Rauno Lehtinen, Kaj Chydenius, Mika Vainio, Juice Leskinen, Veikko Juntunen and Jukka Kuoppamäki. The performance includes community singing better known as a "Sing-along".
Friday the 20th of April 2018, the stones of the Raahe Prison Memorial Monument were brought to Raahe’s Haarala Cemetery. The stones have the names of all the dead and executed in Raahe prison camp. At the same time as the stones were placed, the text of the old monument was renewed.
This year, when recalling the civil war of 100 years ago and its aftermath, the choir has several appearances during Vappu, the first of which is on the eve of the anniversary. At that time, the Raahe prison camp was housed in the Raahe Porvari and Kauppakoulu.