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End of the year!

Posted by stanfordtalisman On June - 30 - 2012 0 Comments

Thank you all so much for your support! We had a wonderful year, filled with adventure, bonding, discussion, and of course beautiful music. To our beloved graduating members, Will Tarpeh, Mattias Lanas, Anna Doty, and Christine Evans: we wish you the best of luck in the next steps of your journeys, and we hope that  [ Read More ]

Spring Show is almost here!

Posted by stanfordtalisman On April - 17 - 2012 0 Comments
Spring Show 2012

Talisman’s Spring Show, A Bigger Circle, will be held on Saturday May 19th, 2012 at 7:30pm at the Dinkelspiel Auditorium on Stanford’s campus! E-mail to reserve tickets!

Talisman Sings for Oprah at Stanford

Posted by stanfordtalisman On April - 14 - 2012 0 Comments

Talisman was so blessed to be able to sing for Oprah and two of the wonderful girls from her school! This experience helped reinforce for us the universality of the music that we sing and also the ubiquity of music in South Africa. (Click to watch the video)

Our gala is almost here!

Posted by stanfordtalisman On February - 24 - 2012 0 Comments

Talisman’s Annual Fundraising Gala will be held on Saturday March 3rd, 2012 at 3pm at the All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto (Admission is free). Proceeds from our gala will go towards funding for our upcoming tour to Atlanta and South Carolina where we hope to share stories with the communities we  [ Read More ]

Get Talisman CDs on WePay!

Posted by stanfordtalisman On January - 15 - 2012 0 Comments

We’ve created our own online cd store using WePay. Visit to purchase one of our 10 albums.

Upcoming Talisman concert

Posted by stanfordtalisman On January - 15 - 2012 0 Comments

Talisman will be performing for a benefit concert at the Messiah Lutheran Church on Saturday February 11th, 2012 at 7pm. Proceeds go to the Wings Autism Learning Center in Redwood City. The address of the concert is: 1835 Valota Road (& Woodside Road) Redwood City, 94061 Tickets can be purchased either at the door or  [ Read More ]

Winter Show is almost here!

Posted by stanfordtalisman On November - 29 - 2011 0 Comments
Talisman Winter Show (with all ticket prices)a

Our Winter Show will be on Friday December 9th, 2011 at 8pm in Toyon Hall! Tickets for Stanford students are $5 presale and $8 at the door. Tickets for the general public cost $8 presale and $10 at the door. Presale tickets will be available in White Plaza from 11am to 3pm from December 5th  [ Read More ]

Our newest album, “New Crossroads”

Posted by stanfordtalisman On October - 19 - 2011 0 Comments
Talisman Peace Africa

Talisman created an album, “New Crossroads,” from a musical collaboration with Peace Africa, a Ugandan AIDS orphanage. Click to learn learn more!

New Album Released! Going Home.

Posted by stanfordtalisman On September - 8 - 2011 Comments Off

The wait is over. We have just released our latest album “Going Home”. This is Talisman’s eighth full-length album. For more info please check out the Music page and to order, contact the Business Manager Eme Williams-Blake at More updates to come including the albums release onto Amazon and itunes.

Auditions are almost here!

Posted by stanfordtalisman On July - 26 - 2011 0 Comments
Auditions photo

Hello incoming and returning Stanford students! It’s that time of the year again! Keep your eyes peeled for Talisman auditions in the next couple of weeks. To sign up, find us tabling in White Plaza starting WEDNESDAY Sept. 21, and auditions begin TUESDAY Sept. 27. See our AUDITIONS page for more information!


We are a group of singers dedicated to the sharing of stories through music. Talisman was created to explore and perform substantive, cultural music. This has become our mantra as we strive to give voice to the vast collection of human stories told through rich and vibrant song. We appreciate the great challenge in musically expressing the genuine roots of the songs we sing, but we are committed to bringing these songs to life as best our abilities allow.

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