The name AKSARA has Eastern Indian
origins and means "Syllable of Sound". AKSARA
is presently a seven woman auditioned, a cappella ensemble
from Southern New Hampshire and has been together since
1998. Their enchantingly expressive harmonies and variation
in repertoire and instrumentation bring the listener
to a place of composed peacefulness; an experience not an event.
AKSARA's vision is of a world in which
healing, understanding, compassion, and intentional
living is embraced globally. It is our intention to
help manifest this vision through music and sound healing.
Their individual professions and involvements are as varied as their personalities and repertoire pieces. Among the six women you will find a computer programmer, a social worker, an educational mentor, a professional musician/ astrologer, an editor/writer/poet and our resident professional pet caregivef and human nurturer. Victoria Schneider, a performing member of AKSARA, is also the artistic director. To learn more about each individual member, please visit our Member Bios page.
Since June 24, 1998, AKSARA has graced
many audiences with their healing sounds and each time
people have commented that they leave the concert rejuvenated,
peace-filled, and cocooned in heavenly sound.
Their music has been used locally
and nationally in hospice programs and support groups
and AKSARA is humbled to know that the sounds they create,
the melodies and harmonies they sing serve as "spiritual
mid-wifery" to those about to leave this dimension
and gently pass on into the next.
Just recently they learned of a woman
whose mother had passed away. The woman was bereft beyond
words; literally she could not listen to the radio,
watch television or speak with other people. The only
thing that brought her comfort was AKSARA's CD, "You
Are with Me". Stories like this one continue to
call AKSARA forward in song.
Then there's the playful side of AKSARA,
humorously entertaining audiences with songs like "Caffeine
Blues" by Ruth Huber and their variation of "Take
Me Out to the Ball Game"... they believe that there
are many ways to bring wholeness to mind, body and spirit...
laughter is one of their favorite ways.
AKSARA is an a cappella ensemble from Southern New Hampshire. AKSARA has been together since 1998 and over the years has had a few incarnations. People's lives change; People change. To be a member of AKSARA is a wonderful, awesome and humbling experience. Being a member of AKSARA is not simply about joining a singing group; it is about being a member who is seriously committed and dedicated to the overall heart, core and Spirit of AKSARA.
Anyone interested in auditioning must download and fill out the application (CLICK THE LINK) and return it to AKSARA C/O Victoria Schneider 457 Milton St. Manchester, NH 03103.
For further information, please call 603-668-8494.
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