Trinity Presbyterian Church has started the Trinity Spotlight Concert Series, featuring artists who perform original music for all generations. The concerts are held in our beautiful sanctuary and are open to the public.  Everyone is invited to join us for any of our family friendly concerts.  There is no charge for admission.  A free will offering will be accepted, and the recommended donation ranges from $10-20 per person.  Like our Facebook Page to keep up to date with concert announcements and news.  You can also subscribe to our announcements using the link below.

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Our Next Concert:
Saturday, July 8th at 7pm - Michael J. Ronstadt Tribute Concert featuring the Ronstatd Generations

Our Spotlight Concerts Calendar:

Trinity Spotlight Concert Series



Artists who would like to inquire about booking a show, please visit our booking page.

Saturday, July 8th 7PM - Ronstadt Generations

posted Apr 11, 2017, 9:10 AM by John Ward   [ updated May 20, 2017, 6:05 AM ]

The Spotlight Concert Series at Trinity Presbyterian Church of Berwyn invites everyone to enjoy a fascinating musical journey with the return of Ronstadt Generations on Saturday, July 8th 2017 from 7 to 9 PM, in a tribute concert to founding band member Michael J. Ronstadt who passed away on August 7, 2016.

Representing five generations in North America, Ronstadt Generations continues the family’s musical traditions.  Started by Michael J. Ronstadt (younger brother of Linda) and his sons, Michael G. and Petie (multi-instrumentalists and solo performers in their own right), they present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage while offering innovative original material.

New compositions place them on the cutting edge of multiple, blended genres, stretching the boundaries of folk, blues, jazz and beyond. Rich harmonies sung in English and Spanish are accompanied by outstanding cello and guitars. Individually and together, Stateside and across the pond, the trio’s worldwide touring and recording credits include such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Dixie Hummingbirds, David Bromberg, Nydia Rojas, Tish Hinojosa, Muriel Anderson, and Mariachi Vargas, to name a few.

Audiences will be treated to a family-oriented show featuring the best of what maintains the Ronstadt family as the "First Family of the Southwest."  Joining the band will be the soulful tenor sax of Tucson-based Alex Flores.  Also joining the band on stage will be longtime and local friends of the Ronstadt family including singer-songwriter Craig Bickhardt and drummer Tommy Geddes.

For free RSVP tickets, visit: https://spotlight-concerts-ronstadt-generations.eventbrite.com

The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the concert will begin at 7 PM. The concert is free, but a free will offering of $20 per person is recommended.

Trinity Presbyterian Church is located on Berwyn Avenue, 1 block south of Route 30 (Lancaster Pike) in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Parking is free.  The GPS address for the main church parking lot is 51 Waterloo Ave, Berwyn PA, 19312.  The church is one block from the Berwyn train station (Septa's Paoli-Thorndale line).

For more information contact John Ward at concerts@trinityberwyn.com, or call 484-639-9273.

Saturday, March 25th 7 PM - On the Road & In the Round

posted Oct 25, 2016, 8:27 PM by John Ward   [ updated Feb 10, 2017, 11:54 AM ]

Trinity Presbyterian Church in Berwyn PA continues their successful Trinity Spotlight Concert Series on Saturday March 25th with an In-The-Round featuring Craig Bickhardt, Thom Schuyler, and Jack Sundrud.  Join us in the sanctuary for one special evening of great acoustic music by three highly acclaimed singer-songwriters.  You’ll Laugh a Lot, Cry a Little and Really Be Inspired!

Craig Bickhardt is the uniting force behind this critically acclaimed In-The-Round series at venues throughout the country. Craig, Thom, and Jack are three of the original Writers in the Round at Nashville’s fabled Bluebird Café (featured frequently in the hit Television series, Nashville).  

Craig is a folk/Americana performing songwriter with major writing credits, a poet’s voice, a virtuoso guitar style and a veteran’s experience.  His songs have found their way onto platinum and Grammy-winning recordings by legends such as Johnny Cash, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Jonathan Edwards, David Wilcox, Pam Tillis, Kathy Mattea and Alison Krauss.

Thom Schuyler was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011. His songs have been recorded by more than 200 artists including American Music Awards Song Of The Year "Love Will Turn You Around" by Kenny Rogers, and "Long Line of Love" by Michael Martin Murphy.  His literary lyrical sense and storytelling skills shine in songs like “My Old Yellow Car” and “Sixteenth Avenue,” the unofficial anthem of Music Row's songwriting community. Thom has been a solo recording artist for Capitol Records and a member of the MTM Records trios S-K-O (Schuyler, Knobloch & Overstreet) and SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch & Bickhardt). Thom and Craig Bickhardt co-wrote the classic song, “This Old House.”

Jack Sundrud cracked the charts with Great Plains (Sony Records) and now plays bass in the pioneering country rock group Poco, whose 40-year roster reads like a who's who in the genre.  He has toured as bassist/vocalist with Vince Gill, Dickie Betts, Bobby Whitlock, Kathy Mattea.  Sundrud has released 2 critically acclaimed Solo CDs, and his songs have been recorded by Kenny Rogers, The Judds, The Persuasions, Michael Johnson, and many more.

Craig and Jack frequently tour together as "Idlewheel", and have written over 100 songs together including the Billboard #1 Hit, "It Must Be Love."

The dynamic chemistry between Craig, Thom and Jack is the result of many years of friendship, collaboration and performing together. You will be moved by all three performers, knocked out by their musicianship, and entertained by the wonderful, often hilarious stories they tell about their songs and careers.  This show promises to be as good as it gets!  All are welcome to join us for an enchanting and entertaining evening at Trinity's Spotlight Concert Series in Berwyn, PA.

The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the concert will begin at 7 PM.  The concert is free, but a free-will offering of $20 per person is recommended.

Trinity Presbyterian Church is located on Berwyn Avenue, 1 block south of Route 30 (Lancaster Pike) in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Parking is free.  The GPS address for the main church parking lot is 51 Waterloo Ave, Berwyn PA, 19312.

Saturday, October 22nd 7 PM - Jesse Terry

posted Sep 28, 2016, 3:24 PM by John Ward   [ updated Sep 28, 2016, 3:30 PM ]


Jesse Terry
is a nationally touring, award-winning singer-songwriter and road warrior. His music has been compared to the likes of Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams, Paul Simon, James Taylor, and Kenny Loggins.

Joining Jesse Terry with be Daventry, a backup back band who's members are Michael Ward (violin/keyboards) and Trinity Presbyterian Church's own Bill Mauchly (guitar/keyboards), Tom Hartwell (bass), and John Ward (drums/vocals).

Also supporting Jesse will be special guests singer-songwriter Craig Bickhardt and percussionist Tommy Geddes.

Jesse Terry has an uncanny ability to weave tales of travel and homecoming, and of sorrow and redemption, into songs that are both timeless and fresh. This CT-based artist has toured the globe, made an appearance at Bonnaroo in 2015, and released four albums since 2009. Terry’s music reflects an amalgam of influences, from Nashville to Laurel Canyon, and his melodic and lyrically-driven Americana style belongs on a playlist between cuts from Josh Ritter, Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams and Neil Young.

Just two months after graduating the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Jesse Terry landed himself a publishing deal as a staff-songwriter in Nashville, TN. Jesse went on to write songs professionally in Music City for five years before growing restless and hitting the road full-time. Since then, Terry has toured relentlessly in support of his two full-length albums, including recent support slots for Darrell Scott (member of Robert Plant’s Band of Joy), Tony Lucca, Marty Balin (founding member of Jefferson Airplane) and Liz Longley. He has shared festival stages with the likes of Mat Kearney, Dar Williams, David Wilcox, Rodney Crowell and Lori McKenna.

"I think I always needed music," Terry explains. That simple truth encapsulates the style of an artist whose lyrical depth has garnered multiple songwriting accolades. The buzz over Jesse Terry continues to build, with tours bringing him from coast to coast and across oceans to the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. His music has appeared in CW's Hart of Dixie and PBS's Roadtrip Nation. Earlier this year, ABC used "Stay Here With Me" for its series "Forever.”

Jesse has won Grand Prize in several international songwriting competitions, including the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, the CMT/NSAI Songwriting Competition and the 2012 OurStage.com Finals.  Jesse’s song “Let The Blue Skies Go To Your Head” was included on a recent NMS compilation, released worldwide on June 19th by Tommy Boy Records.  He was also selected as one of the "Top 5" in the American Songwriter/Martin Guitar‘s “Pub Deal” contest.

Terry's star is on the rise, and it's no surprise. Through the course of four releases, The Runner (2009), Empty Seat On a Plane (2012), Stay Here With Me (2013), and The Calm & The Storm (2015), Terry draws from a wellspring of emotional depth and combines it with performance skills honed over hundreds of shows and hundreds of thousands of miles on the road. The result is a palette ranging from poetic ballads to uptempo, rootsy pieces, always beautifully crafted and displaying sweet wistfulness and heartache. This is music that explores the contrast of light and dark, with a core that is timeless and authentic. Jesse Terry's superlative new EP, The Calm & The Storm, captures both the intimacy of his live performances and his thoughtful compositional style, with choice layers of harmonies and instrumentation that evoke the landscapes and faces of the road, the trials and the joys of a traveling troubadour.

Jesse is fresh off an appearance at Bonnaroo where he shared the stage with the likes of Gregory Alan Isakov, Bear’s Den and Guster. Bonnaroo also featured Terry on their 2015 NoiseTrade Mixtape alongside artists such as Brandi Carlile, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Benjamin Booker. In August, Jesse performed four times at the legendary Philadelphia Folk Festival, whose headliners included Lyle Lovett, Arlo Guthrie and North Mississippi All Stars. Terry's music was also recently included on Birdstone Records' "Independent Celebration, Vol. 1" accompanied by songs from Ben Taylor, Rachael Yamagata and Grant-Lee Phillips.

You can read more about Jesse and check out his videos on his website at www.jesseterrymusic.com.

The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the concert will begin at 7 PM.  There is no charge for admission, but a free will offering of $15-20 per person is recommended.

Saturday, July 2nd 7PM - Ronstadt Generations

posted Feb 17, 2016, 10:56 AM by John Ward   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 9:15 AM ]


Trinity Presbyterian Church in Berwyn, PA is thrilled to announce the return of Ronstadt Generations to Trinity's Spotlight Concert Series for an encore performance on Saturday, July 2nd at 7 PM.

Representing five generations in North America, Ronstadt Generations continues the family’s musical traditions with Michael J. Ronstadt (younger brother of Linda) and his sons, Michael G. and Petie. Multi-instrumentalists and solo performers in their own right, they present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage while offering innovative original material.

New compositions place them on the cutting edge of multiple, blended genres, stretching the boundaries of folk, blues, jazz and beyond. Rich harmonies sung in English and Spanish are accompanied by outstanding cello and guitars. Individually and together, Stateside and across the pond, the trio’s worldwide touring and recording credits include such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Dixie Hummingbirds, David Bromberg, Nydia Rojas, Tish Hinojosa, Muriel Anderson, and Mariachi Vargas, to name a few.

Audiences will be treated to a family-oriented show featuring the best of what maintains the Ronstadt family as the “First Family of the Southwest.”  On their current tour, the band has added the soulful tenor sax of Tucson-based Alex Flores.

The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the concert will begin at 7 PM.  The concert is free, but a free will offering will be accepted to help support the program.  The recommended donation is $20 per person.

Saturday, April 2nd 7 PM - On the Road & In the Round

posted Jan 7, 2016, 2:52 PM by John Ward   [ updated Feb 6, 2016, 7:29 AM ]


Join us on Saturday April 2nd at 7 PM in the church sanctuary as
three highly acclaimed singer-songwriters team up and take the stage! 
You’ll Laugh a Lot, Cry a Little & Really Be Inspired!

Craig Bickhardt is the uniting force behind this critically acclaimed In-The-Round series at venues throughout the country. Craig and Thom are two of the original Writers in the Round at Nashville’s fabled Bluebird Café (featured frequently in the hit ABC Television series, Nashville). The dynamic chemistry between Craig and Thom is the result of many years of friendship, collaboration and performing together.  Joining them will be international touring artist Lizanne Knott, celebrating the release of her new CD, "Excellent Day" on Proper Music.

You will be moved by all three performers, knocked out by their musicianship, and entertained by the wonderful, often hilarious stories they tell about their songs and careers.  This show promises to be good as it gets!  We hope you'll join us for an enchanting and entertaining evening at Trinity's Spotlight Concert Series in Berwyn, PA.

The Concert is open to the public with no admission charge, but a free-will offering of $20 per person is suggested.


Artist Bio's:

Craig Bickhardt is a native Pennsylvanian.  His first big break came in 1982 when he wrote and sang two songs for Robert Duvall’s Academy Award-winning film Tender Mercies. In the wake of that film’s success, Bickhardt made his move to Nashville where his songs found their way onto platinum and Grammy-winning recordings by legends such as Johnny Cash, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Jonathan Edwards, David Wilcox, Pam Tillis, Kathy Mattea and Alison Krauss. His 850+-tune catalog includes nine Top Ten hits (four No. 1 country hits — "Turn It Loose" and "I Know Where I’m Going" recorded by The Judds, "In Between Dances" by Pam Tillis and "It Must Be Love" recorded by Ty Herndon).  Craig’s September, 2011 headline appearance at Pennsylvania’s Sellersville Theater resulted in his critically acclaimed CD, "Live at Sellersville Theater."  Craig's CD "The More I Wonder," is included in SingOut! Magazine’s Best of 2014.  Craig's latest CD is Idlewheel's "Live at Morningstar," and features long-time collaborator Jack Sundrud (Poco).  The duo recorded the album live before an intimate audience at Morningstar Studio, and was mixed by two-time Grammy winning engineer Glenn Barratt.

Thom Schuyler was born in nearby Bethlehem PA, and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011.  Thom's songs have been recorded by more than 200 artists including "16th Avenue" by Lacy J. Dalton, American Music Awards Song Of The Year "Love Will Turn You Around" by Kenny Rogers, and "Long Line of Love" by Michael Martin Murphy.  Thom has been a solo recording artist for Capitol Records and a member of the MTM Records trios S-K-O (Schuyler, Knobloch & Overstreet) and SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch & Bickhardt).  SKB had a number of Top 25 songs, including the Top 10 classic "This Old House," which was co-written with Craig Bickhardt.  Throughout Thom's career he has also been chairman of the Country Music Association and head of RCA records' Nashville division.  In that role Thom signed singer Kenny Chesney, the band Lonestar and had a significant role in the careers of Alabama, Clint Black, Martina McBride, Lorrie Morgan, and Sara Evans.  Schuyler is currently the Young Adult Minister at a church in Nashville and is an adjunct instructor at Belmont University.

Lizanne Knott is a long standing member of the Philadelphia music scene and partner of Grammy Award Winning MorningStar Studios.  She has also managed to make herself a home in Nashville as well as the UK.  Lizanne has been captivating audiences throughout the US and UK, garnering accolades from radio listeners and peers around the globe. She has performed at some of the most prestigious listening venues, theaters and concert halls throughout the US, UK and Spain and at a growing number of mainstream festivals including; The Philadelphia Folk Fest, The Canterbury Festival (England) The Belfast Fest (Ireland) and The Sala BBK Fest (Spain). She has shared the stage with the likes of Shawn Colvin, Joan Osbourne, Josh Ritter, Jimmy Webb, JD Souther, Melody Gardot and more.

A frequent featured artist on London's acclaimed Bob Harris Show, BBC2 and other BBC stations, she also receives airplay on AAA radio throughout the US. Her music has been used in independent films, TV movies, documentaries and by national non-profit organizations.

Saturday, November 21 2015 - Ken Yates and Brian Dunne

posted Sep 8, 2015, 3:02 PM by John Ward   [ updated Oct 20, 2015, 6:06 PM ]


Trinity Presbyterian Church in Berwyn PA continues their successful Trinity Spotlight Concert Series on Saturday November 21st with two very talented singer/songwriters, Ken Yates and Brian Dunne.  Join us in the sanctuary for a family friendly evening of great acoustic music by the touring duo.

The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the concert will begin at 7 PM.  The concert is free, but a free will offering will be taken at the end of the concert and the recommended donation is $20 per person.

Trinity Presbyterian Church is located on Berwyn Avenue, 1 block south of Route 30 (Lancaster Pike) in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Parking is free.  The church address is: 640 Berwyn Ave, Berwyn PA, 19312.

For more information contact John Ward at johnward@trinityberwyn.com, or call the church office at 610-644-0932.

About Ken Yates - http://www.kenyates.com:

"Ken Yates music is solid as stone and clear as mountain air… he proves the future is in very good shape" –- Livingston Taylor

Born and Raised in London, Ontario, Ken Yates moved to Boston to study songwriting at Berklee College of Music. It was there that he developed his skills as a songwriter, releasing his first album, "The Backseat EP". Yates’ songwriting ability started getting notice right away, including attention from John Mayer, who posted a full page blog about Yates’ ability as a writer stating, "Ken Yates wrote a song called 'I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love'… this song moved me when I first heard it and still does today". In 2013 he released his first full length album "twenty-three" with US record label Mishara Music.  He has toured with many notable names including veteran singer/songwriter and mentor, Livingston Taylor, Sister Hazel, Peter Katz, and Liz Longley and has songs in heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s The Coffee House where he was nominated for The Coffee House Songwriter Discovery of the Year. He was recently chosen as The 2014 Colleen Peterson Award winner by the Ontario Arts Council for his song "The One That Got Away".

About Brian Dunne - http://www.briandunnemusic.net:

"A pure, expressive voice and a fondness for lonesome steel guitar" -- CMT Edge

Born and raised in New York, folk singer/songwriter Brian Dunne has won the attention and praise of many.  With his sharp lyrical prowess and country-influenced vocals, Brian has played in the U.S. singer/songwriter scene far and wide. Citing influences such as Bob Dylan, The Band, and Bruce Springsteen, one can hear his roots winding through the sound and style of his songwriting and performing. After graduating from the Berklee College of Music in 2011, Brian moved to Brooklyn where he currently resides.  Following up 2012's The Brooklyn Bridge EP, which received praise from John Mayer and many others, Brian has released his first full length album, Songs From The Hive on February 17th, 2015.

Saturday, July 18 2015 - Ronstadt Generations

posted Aug 13, 2015, 4:56 AM by John Ward   [ updated Aug 13, 2015, 4:56 AM ]


Trinity Presbyterian Church in Berwyn, PA invites everyone to enjoy a fascinating musical journey with Ronstadt Generations on Saturday, July 18th in the church sanctuary.

Representing five generations in North America, Ronstadt Generations continues the family’s musical traditions with Michael J. Ronstadt (younger brother of Linda) and his sons, Michael G. and Petie. Multi-instrumentalists and solo performers in their own right, they present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage while offering innovative original material.

New compositions place them on the cutting edge of multiple, blended genres, stretching the boundaries of folk, blues, jazz and beyond. Rich harmonies sung in English and Spanish are accompanied by outstanding cello and guitars. Individually and together, Stateside and across the pond, the trio’s worldwide touring and recording credits include such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Dixie Hummingbirds, David Bromberg, Nydia Rojas, Tish Hinojosa, Muriel Anderson, and Mariachi Vargas, to name a few.

Audiences will be treated to a family-oriented show featuring the best of what maintains the Ronstadt family as the “First Family of the Southwest.”  On their current tour, the band has added the soulful tenor sax of Tucson-based Alex Flores.

The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the concert will begin at 7 PM.  The concert is free, but a free will offering will be taken at the end of the concert and the recommended donation is $20 per person.

Trinity Presbyterian Church is located on Berwyn Avenue, 1 block south of Route 30 (Lancaster Pike) in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Parking is free.  The church address is: 640 Berwyn Ave, Berwyn PA, 19312.

For more information contact John Ward at johnward@trinityberwyn.com, or call the church office at 610-644-0932.

Sunday, April 12 2015 - Joybells of Melmark Concert

posted Aug 13, 2015, 4:53 AM by John Ward   [ updated Aug 13, 2015, 4:54 AM ]


The Melmark "Joybells" will present a free concert in the Sanctuary at Trinity Presbyterian Church of Berwyn on Sunday April 12th at 4 PM.

Melmark is a non-profit provider of residential, educational, therapeutic, and recreational services for people with intellectual disabilities and physical challenges, fully licensed by the Pennsylvania Departments of Public Welfare and Education.  The members of the "Joybells" are from Melmark.

Under the direction of Sue Graves and Catie Parker, this unique handbell choir presents a varied repertoire that includes sacred, classical, popular, Broadway, Disney, patriotic, and Christmas selections on their five - octave Schulmerich handbells, silver melody bells, Malmark handchimes, and percussion.

The "Joybells" have traveled extensively, performing for churches, schools, colleges, and corporate/community events from Maine to Florida and throughout the Midwest. They performed the National Anthem at the Phillies, have played at the Kimmel Center, on television, twice with the Brass Ensemble of the Philadelphia orchestra, and recently recorded a CD with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia entitled “Music That Matters”. In addition to performing for Pennsylvania governors’ inaugurations, they have had the privilege of performing three times at The White House.

Grateful for every opportunity to share their music and message, the "Joybells" will capture the hearts of any audience and gently open eyes that have been closed too long to the world of disability.  All are welcome to come and listen!

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