Dartford Township Choir (DTC) was created in February 2008 to promote
and organize local adult participation in world music singing workshops and
public performances. The choir actively promotes extending the cultural and
ethnic diversity of participants.
DTC started with the help of a grant from Kent County Council after several
founding members had participated in “Mbawula” South African music
workshop projects. These 6-week projects, led by Paul Bartholomew and
based at the Mick Jagger Centre, included children from several primary and
secondary schools in the Dartford area. The grant, combined with the efforts
of the founding members, enabled DTC to continue adult involvement with
Mbawula projects and also explore other music genres.