Born: November 18, 1786, London, England.
Died: April 30, 1856, London, England.
Buried: 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.