Progressive Voices Concerts

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Since 2010, First Unitarian Church has presented the Progressive Voices Concerts. We’ve brought nationally and internationally touring singer-songwriters to our auditorium stage whose music promotes compassion for the universal human condition. They will engage your mind, touch your heart, and uplift your spirit. They can also tap your ability to laugh a little!

Our Current Season

Check out our current season line up.


Tickets are available for advance purchase online at Brown Paper Tickets.

  • Individual advance-purchase tickets: $20
  • Individual tickets at the door: $25
  • Season tickets: We offer two season ticket packages</li
      • 4 shows for $70 – Pick any 4 shows throughout the season and save $30 off the full price!
      • 6 shows for $105 – See all 6 shows and save $45 off the full price!

Season ticket holder benefits:

  • Discounted ticket prices save you money.
  • Tickets are transferable. Just email in advance if you would like to transfer your ticket for any show to another person.
  • Tickets may be exchanged. Four-show season ticket holder may exchange a ticket for any upcoming show for another show (limit one ticket per show for each season ticket holder).
  • There will be a special, front and center block of seats reserved for season ticket holders until 10 minutes before the start of each show, so you don’t have to worry about arriving early to get good seats.

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Past musicians

We’ve hosted a number of great musicians in the past. Check out who’ve enjoyed.

Our Venue

Our auditorium was intentionally designed with musical and theatrical events in mind, in addition to regular church services. Audiences and musicians alike enjoy the excellent acoustics of our proscenium-style auditorium with a raised stage for great sight lines. This intimate space has 176 comfortable, permanent, theater-style seats. For larger shows, seating can be expanded up to 260 with additional, moveable seats. Adjustable stage lighting and a wall of 2-story windows framing the Des Moines skyline set just the right mood.

Professional sound technicians assist with sound checks and run sound during shows. Our sound system includes:

  • Behringer 12-channel Europower PMP 200 powered mixer (225 watts x 2)
  • Peavey PB115 15″ 2-way speakers on stands
  • Behringer Europower 15″ 2-way powered monitors

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