About The Society
The Alberta Baroque Ensemble is a professional chamber orchestra whose repertoire is primarily the music of the 17th and 18th centuries and whose performance practices reflect the spirit and style of the period in which the music was composed.
Formed in 1980 by its Founder and Artistic Director Paul Schieman, the Alberta Baroque Ensemble performs an annual concert series in Edmonton. Concerts include music by well-known composers such as Bach and Handel and not so well-known composers such as Leclair and Dittersdorf. The ensemble features many local artists as soloists in the Edmonton concert series and has commissioned three works by Edmonton composer Allan Gilliland.v
The Alberta Baroque Ensemble is governed by a registered charitable society, The Alberta Baroque Music Society, which exists to promote and foster excellence in the Alberta Baroque Ensemble and the performance and appreciation of Baroque music.
The Flute Concert of Sanssouci by Adolph von Menzel, 1852
Board of Directors 2015–2016
|Marion Boyd||Past President|
|Paul Schieman||Founder and Artistic Director|
|Janet E. Schieman||Business Manager|
|Marian Brant||Production Manager|
Honorary Lifetime Members