Church of the Resurrection, New York

Traditional Liturgy and Music - A Modern Family


Clergy & Staff

The Rev’d Canon Barry E.B. Swain, SSC, Rector

Father Swain came to the Resurrection on 24 June 2001, the Feast of the Nativity of St. John Baptist. He came from being Rector of S. Clement’s Church, Philadelphia, where he had been Rector from 1993, and was Curate before from 1988-1993. He served his title as Junior Curate of the Church of S.t Mary the Virgin in New York from 1986-1988, where he was also Mission House Director of the Church’s ministry to homeless women and children of the Times Square district.

He graduated from The General Seminary here in New York in 1986, and was previously teaching Latin & Greek at the university level in Canada. Father Swain is the Superior-General of The Guild of All Souls, which is dedicated to advancing the doctrine of the Communion of Saints and prayer for the dead. He is also Spiritual Director of the Society of the Holy Cross (SSC) in the Americas, and a member of the Master’s Council, and vicar of St John Fisher Chapter which covers New England and the Middle Atlantic. Father Swain was appointed to the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham by the Guardians of the Shrine in 2006 in recognition of his work for the Shrine in the US. Father Swain is Honorary Canon of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Koforidua, Ghana.


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The Rev'd Sean Wallace

Father Wallace joined the Resurrection family in the fall of 2007 as Seminarian Intern and became Curate in July 2009 when he was ordained to the priesthood. He holds and MDiv. and STM degrees from the General Theological Seminary. Before attending seminary, Fr. Wallace enjoyed a 20-year career as a professional musician, most recently serving as Director of Choral Activities and Vocal Studies at the University of New Orleans from 2000 to 2006. His degrees in music include a Doctorate in Choral Conducting and Masters of Musicology from Michigan State University and a Masters of Conducting from the Eastman School of Music. Father Wallace maintains an active voice studio, teaching priests, deacons, and seminarians to sing the liturgies of the church.

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David Enlow, Organist & Choir Master

David Enlow, hailed for his "enormous virtuosity" (Stuttgarter Zeitung), "arresting performances" (The American Organist) and his "nimble accounts full of singing detail” (Choir & Organ), is a concert organist and church musician who performs and teaches across North America and Europe. His recordings include Pater Seraphicus, a three-disc set of the Franck organ works, Piano á l’orgue, an album of piano transcriptions, and Bach on Park Avenue, recorded at New York’s Church of St. Ignatius Loyola.

Mr. Enlow is organist and choir master at the Church of the Resurrection in New York, where he directs a professional choir that offers over fifty settings of the mass each season, often works of Mozart and Haydn with orchestra. He is also a member of the organ faculty of the Juilliard School, where he is responsible for the service-playing component of the curriculum. Active in the American Guild of Organists (AGO), Mr. Enlow is dean of the AGO’s New York City Chapter, has served on its national professional certification committee, and continues on its board of examiners. His work in early music includes serving as organist of the Clarion Orchestra and as répétiteur of the Clarion Choir, the highly acclaimed ensembles. Mr. Enlow regularly offers lectures, workshops, and concerts for chapter, regional, and national gatherings of the AGO and the Royal Canadian College of Organists.

He holds both bachelor’s and master's degrees from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Paul Jacobs and John Weaver. Mr. Enlow also studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and with John Tuttle in Toronto. Mr. Enlow’s national first prizes for performance include those of the Arthur Poister Competition and the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival/USA.

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Colin MacKnight, Sub-Organist (Assistant Organist)

Colin MacKnight is a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School where he also received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He studies with Paul Jacobs, Grammy award winner and chair of the organ department.

A frequent competition prize-winner, Colin’s first prizes and scholarships include the 2016 Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition, 2016 Arthur Poister Scholarship Competition, M. Louise Miller Scholarship from the Greater Bridgeport Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the 2013 Rodgers North American Classical Organ Competition, and the Ruth and Paul Manz Organ Scholarship. He also won the New York City AGO Competition and advanced to the Northeast Regional Competition and won first place. As winner of the regional competition, he gave a “Rising Star” recital at the AGO National Convention in Houston in June 2016.

Colin also received the Clarence Snyder Third Prize in the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, second place in the 2014 John R. Rodland Memorial Scholarship Competition, second place in the 2013 New York City AGO competition, and was a finalist in the 2016 First Presbyterian National Organ Competition in Fort Wayne and the 2015 Taylor Organ Competition in Atlanta. Colin received the Associate certification from the AGO at the age of 20.

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Additional Staff

Sharon Lickerman, Head of School
Karen D. Davenport, Business Manager
Basil Ross, Sexton