C: Perform your favorite piece!
I, Lord Douglas Doan, Chatelaine of the East Kingdom College of Performers , challenge you to perform your favorite piece at the EKCoP Challenge Assembly scheduled for March 2nd, 2019.
All who attempt this challenge will receive a small bell token!
C: Pre-1650 Opera or oratorio
I, Sayyida Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya, the EKCoP’s Chair of Opera Studies, issue a challenge to all, to perform an aria or duet from a pre-1650 opera or oratorio. Those who attempt this challenge will receive a
C: non-Western piece
I, Sayyida Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya, Mughanniya (Songstress) of the House of the Lotus, issue a challenge to all, to perform a period (or period-style) non-Western piece, with documentation. Those who attempt this challenge will receive a lotus token.
C: Lucky Piece
I, Maria von Ossenheim, Baroness of Concordia of the Snows, am born on St. Patrick’s Day, in honor of my birthday just after the event I put forth the challenge to perform a lucky piece or a piece about luck. Those who attempt the challenge will receive a snowflake token.
C: Tell a funny story
I, Mistress Elysabeth Underhill, do challenge all to tell a funny story, because I love to laugh. Any (family friendly) story is most welcome, however, being a member of the order of the Laurel, I also appreciate research. Extra consideration will be given to period accurate and period inspired stories.
C: Persona Piece
Unto the Performers of the East (and environs) does Lady Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha send Greetings. I wish it known that for the EKCoP Challenge event, to be held on Saturday, March 2, AS 54 (it being also the year called 2019), I issue the following Challenge: To perform a piece, whether a poem, song, story or other type of performance, within the realm of your SCA persona. This can mean taking a piece that you wrote and performing it as your persona would, or taking a piece from the time and place of your persona and performing it with nuances of how your persona would see the piece.
Rewards for success will be one of my owl tokens, and possibly chocolate.
C: Aesop’s Fables
I, Drustan of Nordenfjord, have seen in my travels that often the greatest lessons can be found among the humble creatures of nature. Therefore I challenge any willing to tell a tale from Aesop’s Fables, traditional or altered to your desires. Those that accept this challenge will receive a hand-woven copper wire token.
C: Reverse Perspective
I, Hrotger the Tervinger , call this the reverse perspective story challenge. You must tell a well known story, but from the perspective of the antagonist and not the protagonist. For example: Tell the story of Hansel and Gretel from the witches viewpoint. You must tell the story in a way that makes the antagonist reasonable, sympathetic and perhaps even in the right while the protagonist comes off as a bully or the bad guy.
Those that accept this challenge will receive a downward pointing arrow token to show you flipped the story upside down.
C: Anthem Travel
Anthem Travel: Perform a Kingdom (or Regional, or Baronial) Anthem song from somewhere NOT in the East Kingdom. I, Mistress Eliane Halevy of Northshield, will give all comers who fulfill this challenge a token of my own choosing.
C: Polyphonic Challenge
Polyphonic Challenge. I, Magistra Isabeau d’Orleans issue a challenge to group performers for a performance of a piece from before 1600, in three or more parts for voices, instruments, or a combination of both. The group will be judged on intonation, musicality and period performance practice. The more you can transport us back in time, the better! Those who complete the challenge will be able to select from four packets of a selection of pre-1600 music.
C: Persona Joke
Greetings to the College and community of performers from Dame Judith Fitzhenry.
I challenge “as many as will” to tell a joke your persona could have heard.
Performers answering this challenge will receive one of my personal tokens (a pouch with a coin and a note).
C:Story of the SCA in a Period Style
I, Master Grim the Skald, former Bard to King’s and Queens, do hereby challenge to tell a story of the SCA in a period style. If using poetry, please use a period style, particularly one appropriate for your persona. If using prose, tell me what aspects of it make it period. I will give a Viking-era style finger ring of twisted wire to any who attempt this challenge.
C: Honor SCA History
I, Alienor Hathaway, challenge performers to perform a piece in any style that honors the history of the East Kingdom or the Society at large. The token shall be one of my choosing.
C: Never before seen
I, Sólveig Bjarnardóttir, Deputy Chatelaine of the East Kingdom College of Performers, challenge you to perform a piece you have never performed in public before.
C: 16th century non-Dowland vocal or instrumental piece.
I, Maestra Sol la Cantor, issue a challenge to perform a 16th century non-Dowland vocal or instrumental piece.
Those who rise to this challenge shall receive a bell.
C: Sing in a language other than English
I, Maestra, EK College of Performers Chancellor, Sol la Cantor challenge you to perform a pre-17th century song in a language other than English.
Those who take up this challenge will receive a bell token.
C: Arthuriana tales and music
I, Maistresse Linette de Gallardon, with Maistresse Sabine de Kerbriant, issue a challenge to all to perform a piece (original or sourced in period material) relating to Arthuriana (the tales of King Arthur and his court). Performances should include at least an element of music, even if primarily story or poetry.
C:Early Medieval Ireland
I, Baroness Aibhilin inghean Ui Phaidin, challenge you to perform a piece from early medieval Ireland. Those who undertake this challenge will receive my personal token- a glass bead.
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