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
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, enjoys growing visibility as an
organist and an engaging commentator.
Powers and Hall are available for recital programs, workshops, worship services or other
events. We welcome your inquiries.
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!)
--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.
--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
--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
--Spring 2004: Full-length recital, St. John's, Allentown, PA.
--Spring 2004: Guest appearances in Hoboken, NJ (1877 Jardine) and Plymouth Church,
--Summer 2003: Featured Artists, Huntington Summer Festival of Church Music, Ontario.
--March 2003: Recital, liturgies and presentation, Oklahoma City University and St. Paul's
--Feb. 2003: Recital, Queens College Oxford.