THE Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Rob Chilton, will enjoy Brass and Voices ­— a concert arranged in his honour by Sale Arts Association.

The monies raised will boost his charities, The Friends of Manchester Hospitals, the Alex Hulme Foundation and the Society for Abandoned Animals.

The highlight will be when 13-year-old Oscar Fairclough, a pupil of Chethams School of Music, sings in his beautiful treble voice Gia il sole dal Gange, by Alessandro Scarlatti, and Wie Melodien Zieht Es Mir, by Johannes Brahms.

It has been a great vocal year for Oscar. He has become an Associate of the Royal Schools of Music in Singing (ARSM), gaining a distinction. He sang solo at Chet’s Christmas concert and at the Halle Christmas concert at the Bridgewater Hall. On December 20 he was chosen to sing at the Memorial Service for Michael Oglesby at the Cathedral.

Oscar was delighted when, in the summer, he came second in the final of the Vocal Solo 12 – 15 in the International Eisteddfod at Llangollen.

“I was very happy. I was only 12 and the girl who won was 15.”

No longer a chorister, Oscar is now studying Grade 8 piano under the tuition of Marta Karbownicka. He also hopes to get Grade 6 cello.

Other contributors will include 29 ladies from the Meadway Singers accompanied by Simon Sharpe under their Musical Director, Varsie Clare.

n Brass and Voices takes place on February 1 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Sale at 7 pm. Tickets, priced £8 can be purchased from 0161 962 4591.