Closing Ceremony

Closing Ceremony – Gala dinner

To celebrate 50 years of FEPSAC and to close the official Congress we will host an extraordinary party on Friday 19 July from 7 p.m. onward.

Busses will take the participants from the congress location to the event location (and vice versa), it is also possible to arrive via bicycle tour.
In the evening there will be a big barbecue, featuring a show act, DJ and a special surprise for FEPSAC’s 50th anniversary.
Drinks are not included in the Congress Fee.

Show act
We are glad to announce our show act for this special evening.
The BASES Band (UK) will appear at the FEPSAC 2019 Gala Dinner with special guest star Christian Felix Benning (Germany) on drums.
The BASES Band will play some smooth dinner jazz early during the early part of the evening. This will be followed by a livelier set of pop and soul classics before handing over to our DJ.

The BASES Band is comprised of:


Dr. Emma Kavanagh

Bournemouth University

United Kingdom


Lead singer
Dr Emma Kavanagh is the lead vocalist of the BASES Band. She is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Psychology and Coaching Sciences at Bournemouth University, UK. Recent research projects have focused on abuse in virtual and face-to-face sporting environments, understanding duty of care and the enhancement of safeguarding. Emma has a passion for music and is also the lead vocalist for an all-girl, folk–rock band. She has performed all over the UK and Europe with the band and recorded a number of albums.


Prof. Dr. John Buckley

University of Chester

United Kingdom


Professor John Buckley plays the trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn. He has worked in exercise science and rehabilitation for 30 years, including running his own exercise and physiotherapy business for 21 years. He was founding Chair of the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation and has collaborated on work with health scientists on projects for the WHO, WHF and IOC. He is the principal cornetist in the Shrewsbury Brass Band and a founder member of the BASES Band.


Prof. Dr. Costas Karageorghis

Brunel University London

United Kingdom


Piano/Backing Vocals
Professor Costas Karageorghis is a pianist and vocalist. He is the Divisional Lead for Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences at Brunel University London, UK. His research has focused on the psychological, psychophysiological and neurophysiological effects of music in the exercise and sport domain. Having grown up above a second-hand record store in South London, music has always been a central part of Costas’s life, and he has performed with numerous ensembles since his late teens. He is a founder member of the BASES Band.


Christian Felix Benning

University of Music & Performing Arts



Christian Felix Benning is a graduate of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, Germany and will be appearing as a guest percussionist with the BASES Band. He has been hailed as a “phenomenal” (Sueddeutsche Zeitung) and “absolutely exceptional” talent (Forum Freising). Moreover, his live performances have been described as “rife with elegant perfection” (Muenchner Merkur). A multi-percussionist, Christian will be appearing on drums at the Gala Dinner so be sure to listen out for his dazzling drum solos.