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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David Enlow, Organist & Choir Master

David Enlow is a “commanding” organist (The New Yorker), teacher, and conductor based in New York, who is active in North America and Europe. Credited with “immense virtuosity” (Stuttgarter Zeitung) and “performances full of color, passion, invention, and power” (The American Record Guide), David works in concert music and church music. His solo recordings include Pater Seraphicus, the complete major organ works of César Franck; Piano à l’Orgue, an album of piano transcriptions; and Bach on Park Avenue, recorded on the Mander organ at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York.

David has taught church music, service playing, improvisation, and organ repertoire master classes for local, regional, and national events of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and at the Juilliard School, from which he received two degrees. David also received the Fellowship diploma, with both prizes for highest marks, from the AGO, which resulted in his joining the committee on professional certification, which sets the standards for the national organist examinations and grades them. David then served two terms as Dean of the New York City Chapter AGO.

In national organ performance competitions, he received the first prizes of the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival (USA) and the Arthur Poister Competition, and has recently served as a judge for several others including the Albert Schweitzer festival and the AGO’s improvisation competition. David studied the organ with Paul Jacobs, John Weaver, and John Tuttle, and improvisation with Gerre Hancock.

David’s work at the Church of the Resurrection on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where he arrived in 2001 while still a student, has included directing performances of over fifty different settings of the mass each year, sung by the church’s professional choir. The music program places special emphasis on the great works of Mozart, Haydn and their contemporaries, often offered with chamber orchestra, but also includes plainsong, Renaissance polyphony, Baroque music, and 20th-century works. For two years, the church offered choral evensong, featuring the 19th and 20th century cathedral repertory.

David serves as Assistant Conductor and répétiteur to the Clarion Choir and has appeared in most all of New York’s major concert halls as an accompanist at the piano with choruses, solo singers, and in performances of chamber music. In early music, David is also organist of the Clarion Music Society, and appears with various groups at the organ, harpsichord, and fortepiano.

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Aaron Tan, Organ Scholar

Aaron Tan is a Canadian organist, pianist, and engineer. He has won numerous contests and scholarships, including the first and audience prizes in the prestigious AGO National Young Artists competition (NYACOP) in July 2018. Aaron has recently been Organ Scholar at St. John’s Church, Detroit, Michigan, Artist in Residence at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit, Michigan, and Assistant Organist at Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He has studied with John Tuttle, David Palmer, and Joel Hastings. Aaron also holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science, specializing in the properties of soft matter at the nanoscale.

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Additional Staff

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