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1 Midland Center for the Arts Center Stage Choirs American Celebration of Music the Czech Republic & Germany Followed by Participation in the 2014 World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia Produced by Music Celebrations

2  MCI is a full-service concert and festival organizing company  John Wiscombe founded MCI in As a youth, he spent several years as a tour manager throughout Europe. He has now been in the music travel business for over 45 years.  Our Staff is composed of a unique blend of musicians and travel industry professionals  We are musicians serving musicians  MCI staff has a combined 200+ years experience in designing and operating concert tours About Music Celebrations MCI Concert Tours with Integrity

3  Airline Transportation (base fare)  U.S. Government airline taxes, fees, and estimated fuel surcharge up to $600  Transportation within Europe by modern deluxe motorcoach (not including Riga)  Transportation within Riga Including:  Arrival and/or departure airport transfers  Access pass for use on all designated public transportation  Participation in the World Choir Games Including:  Participation in one category of the Open Competition  Evaluation performance  Individual coaching  One friendship concert  Scheduled stage rehearsal(s) for your choir (placement in additional rehearsal space “as available”)  Complimentary copy of the official jurors evaluation documents (one per choir)  Qualification certificate, indicating your choir – according to your results – to perform in future INTERKULTUR events  Complimentary copies of the official program book (1 for 10 persons)  Official event pass with access to: competition and friendship concerts (seating as available), closing ceremony, and your awards ceremony  Concert Arrangements  Accommodations in excellent 3 and 4 star hotels based on double occupancy, all rooms with private facilities  Meals include daily breakfasts and dinners  Guided Excursions guided by professional guides (not including Riga)  Entrance fees to major attractions (not including Riga)  Full-time, multi-lingual Tour Manager with the group the entire tour (not including Riga)  Pre-departure travel notes  Printed tour itineraries  Tips to hotel personnel (including meals)  Flight bag, luggage tags, a souvenir Photo Video and a t-shirt for each participant  Insurance Concert Tour Inclusions MCI Concert Tours with Integrity

4  $2,000,000 MCI Tour Liability Coverage  Individual Insurance Coverage Including:  $10,000 Travel Accident  $1,000 Medical Expense (accident of illness)  $300 Baggage Coverage  $600 Trip Cancelation/Interruption delay MCI Concert Tours with Integrity Insurance Coverage

5  Transportation to and from the departure airport  Tips to Tour Manager(s), city guides and motorcoach driver(s)  Difference between current and actual costs for the airline taxes and the estimated fuel surcharge, if applicable  Concert programs  Instrument or equipment rental and cartage if needed  Drinks at dinners  Airline luggage fees, if applicable  Travel visa for non-U.S. passport holders MCI Concert Tours with Integrity Concert Tour Exclusions

6  Because successful performances are of the greatest importance to us, your group will perform in venues of the highest musical and historical quality  To ensure your success in and enjoyment of this celebration, we work with co-sponsoring cities in providing venue coordination and special acknowledgement of your group  We have experienced concert managers (living in Europe) who work with the local municipalities and musical arts associations in the promotion of the concerts MCI Concert Tours with Integrity Making Your Concerts a Success

7  First and foremost, the magnificent concerts we can provide (as shown on the previous slide)  An experienced, proven, full-time, multi- lingual Tour Manager who is with the group 24/7 (for those who have travelled before you know what a difference a quality Tour Manager can make to the outcome of your tour). Our Tour Managers are the best  Guided excursions, guided by licensed, professional guides. Guides are selected based upon experience, referral, knowledge and ability to deal with people  The many entrances to sites that are included. At MCI we feel it is necessary to include these entrances to ensure the cultural and historical aspects of the Tour MCI Concert Tours with Integrity What Sets MCI Apart

8 Tour Itinerary Part 1

9 July 5 (Sa) – Flight to Prague, Czech Republic Overnight in the Air

10 July 6 (S) – Prague Sightseeing Highlights: See Charles Bridge and Old Town Square Overnight in Prague

11 July 7 (M) – Prague Sightseeing Highlights: Entrance to Hradcany Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral Overnight in Prague

12 July 8 (T) – Prague Sightseeing Highlights: Entrance to the Mozart Museum

13 July 8 (T) – Prague Sightseeing Highlights: Entrance to Dvorak Museum, Concert Overnight in Prague

14 St. Nicholas Church (possible venue)

15 July 9 (W) – Terezin Sightseeing Highlights: Entrance to Fortress and Museum of the Ghetto Overnight in Dresden

16 July 10 (Th) – Dresden Sightseeing Highlights: See Dresden Cathedral and Frauenkirche

17 July 10 (Th) – Dresden Sightseeing Highlights: See Semperoper

18 July 10 (Th) – Dresden Sightseeing Highlights: Entrance to Zwinger Palace, Concert Overnight in Leipzig

19 St. Nicholas Church (possible venue)

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21 July 11 (F) – Leipzig Sightseeing Highlights: Entrance to the Bach Museum

22 July 11 (F) – Leipzig Sightseeing Highlights: See Augustusplatz

23 July 11 (F) – Leipzig Sightseeing Highlights: See the Former Town Hall and St. Thomas Church

24 July 11 (F) – Leipzig Sightseeing Highlights: See Wagner Memorial and Leipzig Opera House Overnight in Leipzig

25 July 12 (Sa) – Halle Sightseeing Highlights: Entrance to Handelhaus, Concert Overnight in Berlin

26 Kaiser-Wilhelm Church (possible venue)

27 July 13 (S) – Berlin Sightseeing Highlights: See Unter den Linden and Brandenburg Gate

28 July 13 (S) – Berlin Sightseeing Highlights: See Kurfürstendamm and Berlin Dom

29 July 13 (S) – Berlin Sightseeing Highlights: See the Reichstag and the Holocaust Memorial, Concert Overnight in Berlin

30 July 14 (M) – Depart for home

31 Tour Itinerary Part 2

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35 Riga

36 Optional Sightseeing – Riga City Tour

37 Optional Sightseeing – Visit the Ethnographic Open Air Museum

38 Optional Sightseeing – Excursion to Jurmala

39 Optional Sightseeing – Visit Turaida Castle in Gauja National Park

40 Optional Sightseeing – Excursion to Rundale Palace

41 Optional Sightseeing – Riga Opera Backstage Tour

42 Optional Sightseeing – Excursion to Riga Central Market

43 July 20 (S) – Depart for home

44 Music Celebrations International looks forward to providing the Midland Center for the Arts Center Stage Choirs with a truly memorable musical and cultural experience of a lifetime!


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