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PEOPLE hungry for music will be able to listen to an eighteenth century organ during their lunch breaks.

Holy Trinity Church in Trinity Green, Gosport, will host afternoon concerts at 1pm on the third Monday of each month, with the first playing on February 18.

The concerts will be free to attend and last just half an hour, giving workers and shoppers time to get back to the town centre.

As previously reported in The News, Holy Trinity houses an ancient organ, which has been restored by the Isle of Wight-based organ restorer, Andrew Cooper.

Some of the pipes in the organ date back to 1720 and were played by the composer Handel.

The church fundraised and obtained grants from the Heritage Lottery fund and Hampshire Historic Churches Trust to pay for the restoration.

Geoffrey Holroyde, director of music at the church, said: ‘Having spent so much money on its restoration it would be a shame if only our regular congregation were able to benefit.’