From the design of the headed writing paper, to the style of written and spoken communication with the young people and parents, to the enormously varied creative music, to the commitment to high musical and performance standards, to the ever developing new ideas, to the huge generosity of the energy given to the young people. All this and more is part of the wonderful professionalism with a personal attention of Gathering Voices. I know there is much great musical work going on with young people all over the country. Gathering Voices is unusual in its focus on world music of both instrumental and vocal nature. It offers children not just and exposure to existing music from all over the world, but the chance to improvise and write and produce their own music, linked into the international world music language. And that can only be, at the very least, a significant drop in the ocean of acceptance and understanding of other cultures.