Beverley Chiat need never worry that her exquisite rendition of Fargess Mich Nit could ever be forgotten.
In June 2008 Beverley Chiat made her European debut in Holland, singing the role of Queen of the Night in Mozart's "The Magic Flute". She has been appearing professionally since 1996 after completing her studies at UCT Opera School. Post-graduate studies took her to England where she received the prestigious Peter Moores Foundation bursary, and many important awards and prizes locally. Beverley has appeared as soloist in opera, oratorios, recitals and concerts throughout SA and abroad, in an ever broadening repertoire. She has performed under the auspices of Opera Africa as well as in Botswana for the Maitisong Festival and sang Carmina Burana in Bahrain with the Manama singers. Beverley is building up a busy singing practise and sings regularly at the Green Point Progressive synagogue. Most recently she appeared in the Hal Prince staging of Evita in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Beverley was involved with the Yiddish Song Festival since its inception in 2001. In fact her appearance on stage with Fay Singer accompanying her, at an international music festival in Cape Town, planted the seed that germinated into the Yiddish Song Festival.
Fargess Mich Nit made the charts when recorded by The Barry Sisters and was included in the album Their Greatest Yiddish Hits. Minnie and Clara - originally The Bagelman Sisters, before changing to The Barry Sisters - were popular American Klezmer and jazz entertainers
from the 1940s to the early 1970s. A. Ellstein and J. Jacobs composed and wrote the lyrics of Fargess Mich Nit, which was also recorded by other artists. Another popular song by this song writing team is Cheribim, Cheribom. This number is also included in the film. You need to view the movie to see who the guest star was that performed this song and received a standing ovation.
Bottom line (or di untertste shure) - you will not forget Beverley’s heartrending version of this romantic ballad, Fargess Mich Nit, which is included in Leah, Teddy & the Mandolin.