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 Veracini and Muffat. The ensemble features many local artists as soloists in the Edmonton concert series and has commissioned three works by Edmonton composer Alan Gilliland.

All members of the Alberta Baroque Ensemble are full time professional musicians. They have been trained at the finest universities and music conservatories and all have a special interest in the performance practices of music from the baroque era.

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.

Adolph Menzel - Flötenkonzert Friedrichs des Großen in Sanssouci
The Flute Concert of Sanssouci by Adolph von Menzel, 1852

Board of Directors 2018–2019

Jason Baxter President
Nancy Heule Past President
Michael Lundquist Vice president
Christopher Head Secretary
Richard Haagsma Treasurer
Vince Anderson Member
Marion Boyd Member
Glenn Luff Member
Susan Flook Musician Representative


Paul Schieman Founder and Artistic Director
Janet E. Schieman Artistic Administrator
Marian Brant Production Manager

Honorary Lifetime Members

Clara Dyck
Gail Gates
Joan Ivany
Steven LePoole
Elizabeth Taylor