A NEWPORT schoolboy is hitting the right note on a new music album available worldwide.

Oliver Barton's treble voice take centre stage in the latest release by independent record label Amemptos Music.

The album entitled A Treble's Voice, Oliver Barton Sings, features 20 compositions sung by the 15-year-old, with father Christopher Barton accompanying him on piano.

It was originally recorded in October inside the song room of Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire.

The Year 10 St Joseph's High School pupil is a former member of Newport Cathedral Choir, where he became head chorister, and in 2012 was one of 40 children selected from across the UK to sing as a member of the Diamond Choir at the Diamond Jubilee Service for the Queen at St Paul's Cathedral.

He also achieved the Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in singing at the age of 12, making him one of the youngest diploma holders in UK.

Oliver, who lives with his family in Gaer, Newport, is also a skilled cellist, guitarist and pianist, and enjoys reading, climbing and filmmaking.

Other composers featured on the CD are Britten, Bart, Bernstein and Schubert.

Mr Barton, a noted Newport musician and choir director, said: "We heard about the opportunity through the composer Simon Mold, who has two songs on the CD, and he put us in touch with Jon Bell of Amemptos Music.

"They thought Oliver was worthy of a professional solo CD and Oliver decided he would like to do it.

"It was a great experience performing in the cathedral, and was quite challenging and demanding."

Mr Bell's record label has now released eight CDs from its Derbyshire base since it launched in 2006, with previous offering including Organ Masterworks from St Albans, Folk on the Edge and a choral CD called Excelsior.

He said: "A boy treble's voice is a wonderful thing, and when trained to Oliver's level of technical ability and combined with an innate musicianship, the result can be breathtaking."

Find out more at amemptosmusic.co.uk