To create and perform chamber orchestra repertoire at the highest artistic level possible for Manitobans, for Canadians, and for international audiences.

the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra’s artistic mission statement

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Board of Directors & Staff

Honorary Patron
Her Honour, The Honourable
Anita R. Neville, P.C., O.M.
Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
Music Director Emeritus
Simon Streatfeild
President Emeritus
J.F. Reeh Taylor, Q.C.
Directors Emeriti
Jeffrey Anderson
William S. Gange, LL.B.
Roy Halstead
Marilyn Huband
Elaine Levack
John Loewen
Elaine Margolis
Joan Passey
Nicola Schaefer
William S. Stewart
Paul Walsh, Q.C.
Sonya Wright
Florence Carey
Nick Slonosky
Second Vice-President
Alison Thiessen
Michael Li
Pascale Altes
Robert Giesbrecht
Gila Isaacs
Crystal Kolt
Surafel Kuchem
Yvan Larocque
Alice MacKenzie
Alyson Shane
Walter Silicz
Eldene Spencer
Suzanne Ullyot
Sarah Yates-Howorth


Music Director
Anne Manson
Managing Director
Vicki Young
Director of Marketing & Communications
Conrad Sweatman
Director of Development
Heidi Ouellette
Director of Education and Community Engagement
Suzu Enns
Office Manager & Front-of-house Manager
Elise Anderson
Pat Ireton
Systems & Design
Jon Snidal
Karl Stobbe
Concert & Tour Manager
Boyd MacKenzie
Music Librarian
Michaela Kleer
Program Advertising
Brian Chipney


Past Presidents

J.F.R. Taylor
Founding President
Marilyn Huband
1974/75, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1977/78, 1978/79
William S. Stewart
1979/80, 1980/81, 1981/82
Roy E. Halstead
1982/83, 1986/87, 1987/88
Wesley M. Stevens
1983/84, 1984/85, 1985/86
Ted Harland
1988/89, 1989/90, 1990/91
Paul V. Walsh
1991/92, 1992/93, 1993/94
John Loewen
1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97
William Gange
1997/98, 1998/99, 1999/2000
Elaine Margolis
2000/01, 2001/02
David Mann
2002/03, 2003/04
Sandi Mielitz
2004/05, 2005/06
Ted Bock
2006/07, 2007/08
Adrian Frost
2008/09, 2009/10
Ingrid Moehlmann
2010/11, 2011/12
Jesús Ángel Miguel Garcia
William Neville
Judith Hall
2014/15, 2015/16
Faye Warren
2016/17, 2017/18
Beryl Peters
2018/19, 2019/20
David Rew
2020/21 (through April 2021)
Florence Carey