November 18, 1786, London, England.
April 30, 1856, London, England.
St. Marylebone Cemetery (now known as the East Finchley Cemetery), London, England.
One of the original members of the Philharmonic Society (founded 1813), Bishop was known as a concert pianist, and for composing operatic pieces and operettas.
He received a BMus degree from Oxford in 1839, and in November 1841 was elected to a musical professorship in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was knighted in 1842, and in 1848 took over the musical chair at Oxford. He received a doctorate of music from Oxford in 1853.