Garth Clinton Joseph


Garth is a lawyer by profession. He started his music career at a very young age. At the age of 10 he started at the College of the Arts, then known as the Conservatoire, playing the recorder. In 1992 he was awarded the best recorder player of the Conservatoire, and continued up to grade 7. Garth studied theory of music at the Conservatoire through the Trinity College of London. It is during his recorder training that his tutor advised him to pursue a singing career, as he had a unique voice – a man small in stature, with a voluminous voice.

Garth started his professional voice training in 1996 under the tutorship of Jeanette Harris and sang in the Opera “Moses to Eghetto” in 1998. In 1999 he sang in the Ella Du Plessis Choir. Garth also did piano training for 3 years at the College of the Arts under the tutorship of Gert Van Der Merwe. In 1999 Garth joined the Delta Ober Schule choir up to 2001 and participated in the yearly joint school choirs gathering held annually at Jan Mohr from 1999 and 2000.

After spending some time away from music focusing on his professional career, he returned to his passion and joined the Maranatha singers in 2010 and he is still member in 2016. Garth travelled to Germany four times with the choir as well as Algeria, Austria, South Africa and Hungary. He also sang for the Namibian National Symphonic choir on two occasions 2013 and again in 2014.

I see that Collective will succeed collectively in touching people’s hearts so that they can know God. God is love and love is in the music and voices we bring collectively.” – Garth Joseph

Garth is a founding member of Collective and sings baritone in the group.