ORONO — During the month of March, the University of Maine Singers will perform five free public concerts in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Dennis Cox, UMaine director of choral activities, will lead the 70-member select choir on its annual spring trip, which will also include daytime performances at elementary, middle and high schools.

The concert, slated for 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, will take place at the First Parish Church of Christ in Saco, which is the hometown of singers Olivia Bean, Philip Kolmar, Cain Landry, Forrest Tripp and Katherine Lees, and close to Allen Prout’s hometown of Biddeford.

Every four years, the singers perform abroad; in 2012, the group sang in Switzerland, Italy and Austria. Auditions are held each fall for the group. Nearly half of its members pursue majors outside of music.