Noel Edison resigns as artistic director of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

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.

The TMC concludes its 2017/18 season with two programs with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra: Candide on April 26 & 28; and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, June 28-30. Plans are being finalized for the TMC’s 2018/19 season, including a number of performances with the TSO. The 2018/19 season will be announced later this spring.

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.

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Previous TMC statements:

April 20: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Board reviewing results of investigation into complaints against Noel Edison

March 1: A Letter to the TMC Community