Bambisanani 'Spirit of Madiba' Concert 2014

Students and staff hosted an evening of musical entertainment to raise money for the Bambisanani Partnership

St. Mary's Ukulele Orchestra

St. Mary's Ukulele Orchestra

The now annual event featured musical ensembles from St. Mary’s, Cardinal Heenan and the Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra (the co-hosts of the evening, raising money for their own projects in South Africa). The music ranged from Jazz, courtesy of both LYJRO and a collaboration between St. Mary’s and Cardinal Heenan’s Jazz Groups, to various vocal numbers and opening the evening: St. Mary’s very own Ukulele Orchestra.

The event was extremely well received, with comments from the audience mentioning the relaxed yet lively atmosphere of the evening, whilst raising funds for both worthy causes. All the acts of the evening provided something different, treating the audience to a spectacular evening of entertainment. 


“This was a fantastic evening of music and celebration. The audience was treated to some outstanding performances of the highest quality. Credit must go to those involved and all those who supported the event. Above all a wonderful spirit and sense of community prevailed throughout the evening. It strikes me that there is no shortage of young people who want to use their talents to make a difference in the world.”
— Mr Geldart, Assistant Headteacher and founder of the Bambisanani Partnership

There are a great number of photos of the concert on the following website:

St. Mary’s Menston Bambisanani concert, paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, 9 May 201 [MENSTONVILLAGEWHARFEDALE.COM]

 Menston students make music for South African partnership [WHARFEDALE OBSERVER]

 St. Mary's Menston event, raising funds for South Aftic [DIOCESEOFLEEDS.ORG.UK]