Maurna Crozier (1942-2015)
The Board and Staff of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre mourn the death on 2 January 2015 of Maurna Crozier. An overflowing congregation at her Memorial Service in Loughbrickland testified to her standing in the artistic and cultural realms of Northern Ireland and further afield. Hers was a significant contribution to the health of her province. It will have enduring effects.
Since September 2009 we at the Centre have valued her as a member of the Board for her pragmatism, her plain, direct good sense, her understated humour, and her impeccable moral bearing. We benefitted from her warm companionship. We noted her candour and fortitude in her final illness. We were lucky to have her in our number.
May she rest in peace.
Announcing the Maurna Crozier Bursary for a Composer
Shortly before her death in January of this year Maurna announced a wish to sponsor a week’s residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre for an Irish composer, specifically one for whom ‘access might otherwise be difficult’. Through her kindness, we now invite composers to apply to come to what she called the ‘creative haven of Annaghmakerrig’. In this act of support Maurna honours her mother and her grandmother, both of whom were musicians.
Applications, including a CV and outline of what you might like to do at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org (reference Maurna Crozier Bursary) by 5 pm on Friday, 6 March 2015.