The Elora Festival
9 Mill St. East Elora ON N0B 1S0
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A Statement from our Chair

Regarding recent media reports: Noel Edison.


Dear Patrons,                    

Last night, we became aware of a media report that makes reference to allegations of sexual misconduct against Noel.

News of these allegations may have elicited in you, as it has in us, feelings of shock, disbelief and sadness.

Faced with this situation, we must make tough decisions, balancing the obligations we have to all parties involved. These parties include Noel and the complainants, and very importantly, they include choristers and all other members of the TMC and Elora Singers community.

We recently received letters of complaint from third parties regarding Noel’s conduct. These complaints were immediately raised to the Boards of both the TMC and the Elora Singers. Both organizations responded promptly by placing Noel on a personal leave of absence and launching an independent third party investigation. That investigation has already begun. Anyone having any information that they would like to share can contact myself or TMC Vice-Chair Cathy Conforzi, in confidence, at, orJohn Spearn, Director, Elora Singers at

To ensure the utmost integrity of this investigation, neither organization will make any public comment until the investigation is completed and the respective Boards of Directors have had time to review the information. Unfortunately, we are also not able to share further information with you until the investigation is complete.

Maureen Palmer, Chair, TMC Board of Directors

Cynthia Hawkins, Executive Director, TMC

John Spearn, Director, Elora Singers

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