The Brittany Orchestra Play Champions League Anthem For Stade Rennais And It'll Give You Goosebumps
The French club will play in the CL group stages for the first time in their 119 year history when they come up against Russian Premier League side FC Krasnodar in Group E on Tuesday night.
After finishing the 2019/20 Ligue 1 season in third place prior to the campaign being ended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rennes secured an automatic passage into the group stages of Europe's elite competition.
2020/2021 UEFA Champions League:
2020/2021 UEFA Europa League:
2020/2021 Ligue 2:
Stade Rennais :red_circle::black_circle: have qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history. pic.twitter.com/dtqtRoyqTB
- D O F (At :house:) (@theDOFootball) April 30, 2020
It will mark a historic moment in the club's history, particularly after two straight years in the Europa League, and the milestone moment was celebrated by members of The Brittany Orchestra.
In a viral clip on the club's Twitter account, the spine-tingling Champions League anthem begins in the theatre before sounding around Rennes' Roazhon Park.
"Let sacred music resonate!" says the caption.
Que résonne la musique sacrée ! :notes: pic.twitter.com/OV4RqXGKDG
- Stade Rennais F.C. (@staderennais) October 19, 2020
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Back in August, when Rennais had just secured Champions League qualification, the club celebrated in the early hours of the morning by blasting its anthem around Roazhon Park for 15 straight minutes, with footage of the scenes emerging on social media.
Players and staff had gathered at the ground for some celebrations that perhaps weren't as low-key as they would have hoped.
"We had a small event at the stadium with the employees and some players," Rennes president Nicolas Holveck told Ouest France.
"We experienced this among members of Stade Rennais, with the greatest respect for the sanitary conditions in force. It's a very, very beautiful evening, with a fantastic outcome."
J'avoue c'était "un poil" fort. Surtout pour 3h du mat. Je serais curieux de savoir qui n'a pas été réveillé :sweat_smile: pic.twitter.com/tzT9tm3zSP
- Télé Vision (@NatoVingt4) August 12, 2020
Locals weren't best pleased with being woken up by the racket, according to reports, but a good time was had by all at the club.
Featured Image Credit: Stade Rennais/Twitter/PA
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