Wi-Act concert benefits hunger project

Anna Rita Tornello and Erica vanderLinde Feidner will join together once again to present a benefit concert for the Wi-Act (the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee) Sunday, April 6, 4 p.m., St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 36 New Canaan Road.

Ms. Tornello is a lyric soprano and Wilton police officer. A pianist, Ms. vanderLinde Feidner is a Juilliard-trained symphonic soloist.

The program will span classical works by Schumann, Puccini, Beethoven, Scarlatti, Chopin, and Bizet to Broadway classics Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein and I Could Have Danced All Night by Lerner and Loewe.

The concert is appropriate for all ages, particularly children.

“We have come up with three themes: spring flowers, the moon and dance,” Ms. vanderLinde Feidner said. “Each of the pieces on the program reflect one of these themes in some way. We would like to have some of the children in the audience passing out spring flowers at the beginning of the program and later will be invited to do improvisational dance on stage during a piece or two.”

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at https://www.charityauctionorganizer.com/auction/WiAct2014.

The money raised at the auction will be used to support Wi-Act’s Stop Hunger Now event in October. The organization is seeking to package some 150,000 meals to feed more than 250 starving children in an underdeveloped country.

Wi-Act is a joint outreach of 10 Wilton faith-based communities.