The choir has returned happily from a round trip to Southern Finland. The first call was a joint Coffee Concert in Loviisa with AV-choir, lead by Mia Aitokari. We now have a new Swedish language choir partner. The concert culminated with a beautiful joint rendition of Finlandia to honour the Finland -100 celebrations.
“The Lonely Summer Waltz” Concert was performed to a packed audience of 381. Lumisalmi’s songs were accompanied by a personal profile as seen through the eyes of his good friend the choir leader (Pauli Ylitalo), the narrative contained a wealth of rare audio, pictures and video clips.
375+ Thanks to all who attended Reijo Lumisalis "Lonely Summer Waltz" - concert. Thanks to our great Choir leader - Pauli (Poksi) Ylitalo. The concert was an absolute success!
1.9.1987, picture: Raahe Seutu archives
At the Rautaruukki (now SSAB) coke plant opening celebration we performed two songs, Aapo Similä's Northern toilers jubilee song and the Russian Folk Song Viburnum (Snowball viburnum) blossoms.
Before the May Day Concert interval Dave Bradburn showed a video to officially start the Restoration Project. The restored memorial along with additional stones for the currently unamed deceased will be officially unveiled on May Day 2018.