Bambisanani ‘Spirit of Ubuntu’ Concert 2015

Ubuntu means human kindness and concern for others 

Bambisanani 'Spirit of Ubuntu' Concert 2015 (71 photos)

Students and staff from St. Mary’s last week hosted an evening of musical entertainment to raise money for the Bambisanani Partnership, a unique partnership with Mnyakanya High School situated in one of South Africa’s poorest rural areas which uses sport to promote education, health, global citizenship and leadership.

The ‘Spirit of Ubuntu’ concert featured musical ensembles from St. Mary’s, Cardinal Heenan, the Madrigal singing group and the Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra (the co-hosts of the evening, raising money for their own projects in South Africa). 

The quality of the music was truly outstanding and the evening was thoroughly enjoyed by a large and very appreciative audience. 

It was a wonderful evening of music which really captured the spirit of Ubuntu (human kindness and concern for others). The young people involved in the evening from the two initiatives are truly inspirational. They want to make a difference to the world and are prepared to use their amazing talents to do so. There is something special about music and sport in being able to connect people in meaningful encounters, long may this continue.”
— Mr Geldart, Assistant Headteacher and founder of the Bambisanani Partnership

Photographs and videos by Roger and Petrona, ©

St. Mary’s Menston Bambisanani concert 2015 – a wonderful evening [MENSTONVILLAGEWHARFEDALE.COM]