Charm & Fire
Havilah, Heather, Abigail & Tabitha Justice grew up performing and playing strings with their siblings since early childhood. They first learned the joy of producing music at the age of 6, as a part of their mother's vision of a well-rounded home-schooling education. Caring for the family livestock by day and entertaining on stage by night reflects the history of their rural lifestyle and family of eleven. In 2003 Havilah & Heather brought the sisters band into existence with Maidens II. The dynamic duo began performing Renaissance, Celtic & Folk music intricately weaving song with theatrical drama. . As younger sisters became accomplished in their instruments the Band began to grow, developing into Maidens III Now as Maidens IV this energetic band of sisters' present acoustic Celtic & Folk Music at it's finest! Their fiddling strings, soaring voices and dynamic percussion create an intense Maiden's sound. Maidens IV features the soaring and melodic tones of Havilah's leading Violin. Close on her heels, Abigail's vibrant Viola adds a depth and rich harmony to the group. Heather, the engaging lead vocalist brings her sparkling sound and dynamic Bodhran to the quartet. Tabitha, the youngest sister of the group, fills out the sound adding her rhythm with Guitar and percussion. The Maiden's four part harmony soars with the close tones of these sister's voices and captivates with the sounds of their rollicking strings and engaging rhythm! These sisters arrange all their own music as well as compose original works to create the unique Maidens sound. Havilah Since the age of nine, Havilah has been managing her herd of milk goats and playing her violin. In the process, she has become an accomplished cheese and soap maker. Favorite pastimes for Havilah include spinning and knitting the wool from her Jacob's sheep; as well as producing gourmet cheese and specialty soap from goat's milk. In addition to performing with Maidens IV, Havilah teaches violin to nearby home-schooled children. Heather At the age of fifteen, Heather began pursuing the study of vocal performance under the careful and encouraging tutelage of Kay Raplenovich. Heather is a song writer and personally arranges most of the music performed by Maidens IV. She is an active performer who enjoys singing a wide variety of styles. In addition to teaching voice, Heather is Founder and Director of two children's choirs, the King's Choristers. Abigail Abigail is currently studying voice & viola. She is a member of the Mansfield Youth Symphony Orchestra, of central Ohio. Abigail's natural affection for children keeps her in constant demand as a baby-sitter for friends and family. In her spare time she enjoys horse back riding with her sisters and friends. As sisters, we feel that the gift of music is an enchanting and awe inspiring expression of a unique aspect of God's character. It is a gift placed within each of us. Throughout our performances we want our audience to both enjoy themselves and realize that musical enjoyment itself is an experience that reflects the beauty and wonder of the God of all creation.