Organ and Saxophone...a magical combination!
The classical duo Powers and Hall was founded in 2001 at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music in
Bloomington. Our basic musical medium is alto and soprano saxophone, interacting with pipe organ. We have also
worked with piano, harpsichord, even digital keyboard.
We're interested in music composed for organ and saxophone as well as transcriptions and arrangements. We have
also begun to extend commissions to interested composers.
Bill Powers, a graduate of Indiana University's School of Music and a student of distinguished professor Eugene
Rousseau, has achieved respect for elegant tone and virtuoso technique. Jonathan Hall, who earned the Doctor of
Music at Indiana, continues to flourish as an organist and an engaging commentator.
Powers and Hall are available for recital programs, workshops, worship services or other events. We welcome your
Email us at jonathan "at" jonathanbhall "dot" com and we will get back to you.
Recent Projects: (as of 2014, not regularly updated...but we are still active!)
--2016--present Recitals at First Lutheran Church of Montclair, First Presbyterian Church in Goshen
--2012-2014: concerts at Central Presbyterian, Montclair, and First UMC, Topeka
--2011: Christmas morning carols, broadcast on WLNG-FM, Sag Harbor.
--2011: May in Montclair series, Central Presbyterian, Montclair NJ. (Engaged church with popular annual community
--Spring 2010: Revelations chamber music series, St. John's, Cornwall NY
--Fall 2008: Concert at Grace Lutheran Church, River Edge NJ
--August 2008: Concerts in northern Italy, for Piemonte in Musica. Thanks to Leonardo Ciampa for composing a
wonderful suite for us!
--Fall 2007: Concert at Grace Episcopal Church, Rutherford NJ.
--Dec. 1, 2006: Appearance at Trinity Wall Street as part of World AIDS Day.
--Fall 2006: Full-length recital, The Church of the Holy Apostles, Chelsea, NYC, American premiere of Hurd Sonata
--Summer 2006: World premiere of David Hurd's Sonata for alto sax and organ, World Saxophone Congress, Ljubljana
--Spring 2006: Recital at Saint Patrick's Cathedral
--Spring 2006: Thanks to David Hurd for completing our first commissioned work! We love our Sonata!
--October 2005: Recital at Grace Episcopal Church, Rutherford, NJ
--Summer 2005: St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Bridgehampton--dedication of new Odell organ
--Summer 2004: St. George's Grenada--featured in benefit recital
--Summer 2004: CD project, Church of Saint Charles Borromeo, Brooklyn Heights (1880 Odell organ)
--Spring 2004: Full-length recital, St. John's, Allentown, PA.
--Spring 2004: Guest appearances in Hoboken, NJ (1877 Jardine) and Plymouth Church, Brooklyn
--Summer 2003: Featured Artists, Huntington Summer Festival of Church Music, Ontario.
--March 2003: Recital, liturgies and presentation, Oklahoma City University and St. Paul's Cathedral OKC.
--Feb. 2003: Recital, Queens College Oxford.