Name your unsung hero

Concert to honour those affected by war.

This Remembrance Day (11th November 2013), Birmingham Bach Choir will be officially launching Name Your Unsung Hero. The initiative asks the public for the names and brief details of those close to them whose lives have been affected by any war or conflict over the last hundred years.

Submitted names will be honoured at the concert Unfinished Remembering, a key event in next year’s UK-wide First World War Centenary event calendar.

Written by composer Paul Spicer and poet Euan Tait, Unfinished Remembering is a major choral and orchestral work dedicated to all those affected by war and conflicts since 1914. The work will receive its World Premiere on 13th September 2014 at Symphony Hall where it will be performed by international soloists, including William Dazeley (baritone), the Birmingham Bach Choir, Orchestra of the Swan, Chamber Choir of the Conservatoire, and a new Birmingham military choir.

A spokesperson for Birmingham Bach Choir said: “A lot of interest is expected in this appeal as people can put forward friends or relatives, living or dead, caught up in war or conflict, but who have never publicly been remembered or acknowledged.

£It’s a unique opportunity for them to have this wonderful music dedicated to those they wish to honour on the occasion of the centenary next year. To them the concert Unfinished Remembering will be dedicated. Their names and stories will be collected over the coming months, and published in the special commemorative concert programme and also online.”

To make a dedication naming your unsung hero, simply visit the Birmingham Bach Choir website – – and follow the online instructions.