Patricia Allison Bishop


Pat Bishop was born 7 May 1942, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Her contribution to the culture of Trinidad was confirmed in 1995 when she was awarded Trinidad and Tobago’s highest award, The Trinity Cross.

Today she is known as an international artist and musical director of the Lydian Singers Choir. However, as a singer she first encountered the steelpan movement when she sang with the Tripoli Steel Orchestra.

Later she became an arranger for the Desperadoes Steel Orchestra (1986 to 1996). Her success as an arranger also led her to work with bands such as Birdsong, Fonclaire, Skiffle Bunch, Phase II, Renegades and Trinidad All Stars.

Sadly, Pat passed away 20 August 2011.

In 2012 the Lydian Singers Choir entered Panorama singing a Lennox "Boogsie" Sharpe composition, Archbishop of Pan. The inspiration for this composition came while Boogsie was performing at Pat's memorial service.  Panorama also saw Phase II take to the stage gaining 2nd place in the large band catorgary. Pellam Goddard arranger for Exodus Steel Orchestra also co-wrote a composition in memory of Pat Bishop titled "Anty Pat" which was placed fifth.  Archbishop of Pan was also placed sixth with an arrangement by Boogsie for Solo Harmonites.