Joe Tofel Bari

Joe Tofel, Bari, likes just about every type of music: classical, opera, country and jazz. However, it’s the close harmony of barbershop that gets most of his attention. For over 19 years, his bari and Elmer’s bass have been half of one quartet or another. He says, retirement proved busier than either Dot or I ever imagined. Add to it that we built a new house in Thetford (which we love, as well as the Town), and that our new landscaper became a close friend, and it almost seems inevitable that I’d be singing with the Chordsmen and various Quartets for over 26 years. To borrow an expression “it’s been a wonderful life”.