Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Memorial Service for Pat Bishop and "Winterreise"

Dear Friends in Music,

A Memorial ceremony for Dr. Pat Bishop will be held this Sunday at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port of Spain. The ceremony will begin at 4:00 p.m. Performances from the Lydians, Lydian soloists, and other musicians who were touched by her great work will be done. Inquiries can be sent to

The Lydians in partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany look forward to honouring Pat in continuing plans made for two concerts featuring Edward Cumberbatch (Tenor) and Lindy-Ann Bodden-Ritch (Pianist), who will perform a cycle of songs, "Winterreise" by Shubert. The concerts will take place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2011 (times to be confirmed). Tickets are $150.00 and are available from all members of the Lydians and at the Little Carib Box Office, Signature Collection Normandie Hotel, and La Tropicale Flower Shop.

This performance is sponsored by the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC).

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Tribute to Pat Bishop's life with the Lydians

As a tribute to Dr. Bishop's life with the Lydians, please have a look at the following photo gallery:


An excerpt from the resume of Dr. Pat Bishop (2005, page 15)...


1. That my fellow country men may find their place in the sun...though that seems now, to be so remote as to be impossible.

2. To retire as soon as possible to a life of books and reading, painting, playing other people's music privately and meeting a few friends from time to time for some talk over good food and a little wine.

3. Not to have to deal with money at all.

4. To be able to believe more fully, with Julian of Norwich, that "all shall be well and all shall be well and al manner of thing shall be well".

5. To be able to leave this world, and soon, with serenity and a quiet mind.

Dr. Patricia Allison Bishop, (1940 - 2011)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The passing of Dr. Pat Bishop.

(Photo: Pat Bishop and Ray Holman rehearse for "A Carnival Callalloo" 2011)

It is with great sadness and deep regret that we inform all Lydians family in Trinidad and Tobago and abroad of the passing of Dr. Pat Bishop today. More information will be posted as soon as it is received.

More about the late Dr. Pat Bishop