In 1994, MCI was the official music provider for events surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Normandy D-Day Invasion and liberation of France.
Ever since, the
American Celebration of Music in France has featured hundreds of music ensembles in prestigious venues throughout Paris, Caen (Normandy), Rouen, the Loire Valley, Marseille, Nice, and Avignon.
Since 1994, MCI has had the distinguished privilege of being selected by the National Park Service as the organizer of America's official National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C., which takes place annually on Constitution Avenue along the National Mall, passing in front of the White House.
In 1996, MCI worked with city officials in the Austrian cities of Innsbruck, Salzburg, Graz, and Vienna to invite American ensembles to perform and participate in Austria's year long Millennium Celebration. Over 200 official concerts were organized in these cities as part of the Anniversary Celebration. Since this time, the Mayors of these four Austrian cities have been active in promoting the
American Celebration of Music in Austria.
In 2000, MCI arranged over 250 concerts in Washington, D.C. for performing groups to celebrate the Capital City's Bicentennial as part of the 2000 National Festival of the States. The
National Festival of the States concert series continues to enjoy great success in Washington, D.C., Boston, New York City, San Francisco, San Antonio, Hawai'i and Chicago.
City officials in Beijing and Xi'an, China, starting in 2001, exclusively requested MCI to bring American performing ensembles to China and perform in the top music conservatories and interact with their music students to help them build their music programs.
This has led to the annual
American Celebration of Music in the People’s Republic of China. Recommended bands, choirs, and orchestras are now annually invited to perform in the most prestigious concert halls throughout China.
In 2004, MCI partnered with the National Park Service and the American Veterans Center to organize a Parade Salute to World War II Veterans in Washington, D.C. - coinciding with the dedication of the National World War II Memorial. This was the first parade on Memorial Day in Washington, D.C. in 60 years. This event brought together 40 marching bands from across America to honor the American Armed Forces and "The Greatest Generation." Thousands of veterans lined Independence Avenue to watch the Parade. As a result of the success of this event, the Mayor of Washington, D.C. requested MCI organize an annual parade over Memorial Weekend, which is now known as America's official National Memorial Day Parade.
Also in 2004, MCI arranged numerous performances in the town of Port-en-Bessin, France to celebrate the 60th anniversary of France's liberation from Nazi Germany.
In 2005, MCI organized over 350 concerts throughout Europe as part of its American Celebration of Music concert series to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. The annual American Celebrations of Music concert series is now widely recognized by the most prestigious concert venues and city governments across Europe.
In 2006, MCI was asked by city officials in Salzburg and Vienna to organize International Choral and Instrumental Festivals to celebrate Mozart's 250th Anniversary. Festivals were directed in the Salzburg Dom under the direction of maestros Z. Randall Stroope, Eph Ehly, and Kappelmeister Janos Czifra. 35 choruses from the United States took part, and over 200 instrumental and choral performances were conducted throughout Austria.
Also in 2006, MCI worked with the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary to include performances throughout the year in Philadelphia as part of the
National Festival of the States in combination with Washington, D.C. or New York City to honor and celebrate the life of Benjamin Franklin, America's greatest patriot.
The year 2007 marked Charles Wesley's Tercentenary, and Music Celebrations commemorated the anniversary with a Methodist festival chorus of 300 singers in New York City at the world-renowned Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Also in 2007, MCI was selected as an Official National Partner, and was chosen to be the exclusive provider of an orchestra of 400 musicians and a choir of 1,607 singers, for America's 400th Anniversary, which was televised in May 2007 - a commemoration of the 1607 settlement of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America. Guests included the President of the United States George Bush, Former Associate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine, and many other dignitaries.
MCI was chosen by the Vienna Tourist Board to create four festivals in Vienna and Eisenstadt, Austria during the Summer of 2009 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Franz Joseph Haydn.
MCI was chosen to be the only performance-tour organizer from the United States to partner with the Shanghai World Expo 2010 to hand-select 30 music ensembles from North America for performances in Shanghai during the Spring and Summer of 2010 as part of the Shanghai World Expo Music Festival.
Most recently, the American Federation Pueri Cantores selected MCI to assist over 1,600 people to Rome to participate in the New Year's Day Papal Mass in St. Peter's Basilica.