Carl Maria von Weber composed the "Missa Sancta No. 1" in occasion of the name day of King Friedrich August I of Saxony. Weber himself conducted the first performance in the Dresden Hofkirche in 1818. Thanks to the creation at the very same time it is also called "Freischützmesse". More than 250 years later the rarely performed work is revived in the Basilika Waldsassen. Horst Stein, long-time principal conductor of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and famous for his work at Bayreuth Festival, conducts a first class cast with the soloists Krisztina Laki, Marga Schiml, Josef Protschka and Jan-Hendrik Rootering.