Breaking: Conductor is suspended in Canada

Breaking: Conductor is suspended in Canada


norman lebrecht

March 01, 2018

Michael Vincent at Ludwig Van Toronto reports that the Toronto Mendelsohn Choir has put its conductor Noel Edison on ‘personal leave’ after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by male accusers.

Edison, 59, is also being investigated by the Elora Festival, where he is artistic director.

Read on here.

Full statement by Toronto Mendelssohn Choir here.

In the absence of a conductor, the choir has cancelled two concerts in the coming week.


  • Sharon says:

    When will it end? However, I fear that the reason that all these accusations are coming to light in the classical music world is because people in middle class and higher classes are coming forward. In other jobs especially in the lower paid end service sector, people are still afraid in spite of Me Too