Artist to Artist: Alexandra Wood and Cheryl Frances-Hoad

British composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad talks to Alexandra Wood about her new dramatic song cycle, 'Scenes from the Wild', set to lyrics by musician and librettist Amanda Holden. They talk about how many books Cheryl and Amanda went through before settling on Dara McAnulty's 'Diary of a Young Naturalist' and how Cheryl decided to become a composer over a cellist.

'Scenes from the Wild' premieres on Thursday 25 November 2021 at Southwark Cathedral, with a further two performances on Saturday 27 November. The piece will be premiered by City of London Sinfonia, Geoffrey Paterson (conductor) and William Morgan (tenor), with direction from Sarah Dowling.