Toronto conductor resigns over #Metoo issues

Toronto conductor resigns over #Metoo issues


norman lebrecht

April 24, 2018

press statement:

The Board of Directors of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (TMC) has received and accepted the resignation of artistic director Noel Edison. The TMC thanks Noel for 21 years of artistic excellence with the TMC…. Moving forward, the Board and Administration of the TMC have begun a review of TMC’s anti-harassment policies and of the chorister guidelines.  The TMC’s Creating a Safe Creative Space initiative will include updating policies; providing more education and training to TMC staff and singers on the policies and on the organization’s expectations about mutual respect; and ensuring that TMC’s process for addressing complaints is clearly understood. The TMC thanks its extended community for supporting the organization and the choristers during this time.

Noel Edison was suspended six weeks ago over allegations of sexual harrassment.