Trinity Episcopal Church of Mattoon will celebrate the centennial of the Reuter Organ with the fifth and final concert, Sunday, November 19th at 3:00 p.m. The concert will be presented by Mr. Ron Krebs, VP of Reuter Organ Company, Lawrence, Kansas.
Reuter Organ Company is also celebrating its centennial. The Reuter Organ Company began in Trenton, IL. Opus I was ready to ship to Mattoon when a tornado blew out a wall of the factory and destroyed the organ. Being insured, Opus II was built and shipped to Mattoon.
Ronald Krebs’ primary responsibilities include sales and communications, and he assists with project oversight and design. He also serves as one of Reuter’s two artists-in-residence.
Mr. Krebs received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan, where he studied organ with Robert Glasgow. Before coming to Reuter, he held church positions in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at Central Reformed Church and Second Congregational United Church of Christ. He served as Convention Coordinator for the American Guild of Organists Region V Convention in Grand Rapids and subsequently was appointed Director of the AGO Committee on Regional Conventions.
Mr. Krebs has presented concerts in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France and the Netherlands. His live performance of Leo Sowerby’s Comes Autumn Time opens National Public Radio Pipedreams Program 442 – Autumn Comes Again. His recording credits include The Art of Two Manuals, a CD on the Raven label that is now in its second printing.
Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 2200 Western Ave. Mattoon. A reception will follow in the undercroft of the church.