Spreading Joy and Harmony Since 1966
Mad Hatter Chorus
The Mad Hatters at 2012 Home For The Holidays Concert.
Who We Are
The Mad Hatter Barbershop Chorus is a nonprofit fraternal organization affiliated with the worldwide, 30,000-member Barbershop Harmony Society. Based in Danbury, Connecticut (once the world’s leading hat-manufacturing center), the Hatters have been singing since 1966. We have 40 members, including 32 active singers and 8 who are retired or helping in other capacities. Our music director is Joe Hudson (read his biography).
What We Do
We are a men's chorus singing a capella music in the barbershop, Broadway, doo-wop and other styles. Such song titles include: Over the Rainbow (from Wizard Of Oz), Can You Feel The Love Tonight (from The Lion King), Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (from Neil Sedaka) and many others.
Our goal is to present quality men's a capella music to an every growing audience.
We also perform publicly. We sing for civic events, in schools, at senior centers, for shut-ins, and for anyone else who enjoys the kind of music that brings tears, laughter, and joy. Each spring, we produce an annual show. And once or twice a year we compete on stage with other barbershoppers from around the United States and Canada.
It’s not just the music…
…that brings us together, but the fun and fulfillment of meeting friends from all walks of life. Current members range in age from 22 to 85 and include a pediatrician, a tennis coach, a software entrepreneur, a CPA, a high-school principal, a philatelist, an insurance-fraud investigator, a math teacher, an oil-company executive, a landscaper, a hospital credit manager, a college student, a chemical engineer, a life-support technologist, a science teacher, a nuclear-power engineer, a gymnastics coach, a drug-company executive, two real-estate agents—and lots more.
You Can Hire Us
Click here to learn how to order a command performance for your social, family, or civic event—or for your sweetie on a birthday, anniversary, or Valentines Day.
You Can Join Us
Click here to see whether you have what it takes to be a Mad Hatter.
You Can Support Us
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Any member will be happy to tell you about his adventures with the Mad Hatters. Below are their names. (Each section leader has an asterisk next to his name)
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