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 Alberta Baroque Music Society is very proud of its history of fiscal responsibility with a long-term goal of self-sufficiency through the generous support of all its donors and sponsors.
Adolph Menzel - Flötenkonzert Friedrichs des Großen in Sanssouci
The Flute Concert of Sanssouci by Adolph von Menzel, 1852

Board of Directors 2015–2016

Elizabeth Taylor President
Marion Boyd Past President
Nancy Huele Vice-President
Christopher Head Secretary
Richard Haagsma Treasurer

Vince Anderson
Jason Baxter
Sandi Darrell
Susan Flook
Heather Huska
Michael Lundquist


Paul Schieman Founder and Artistic Director
Janet E. Schieman Business Manager
Marian Brant Production Manager
Charlene Roche
Michael Moloney
Stage Managers

Honorary Lifetime Members

Clara Dyck
Gail Gates
Joan Ivany
Steven LePoole
Elizabeth Taylor