Lines too long in piece with two sections for different instruments

I'm trying to use Lilypond 2.18.2 to engrave a piece with two staff groups: a verse for piano (18 bars), and a chorus for choir (8 bars). I'm trying to follow the Lilypond example "Solo Verse and Two-Part Refrain", which takes advantage of `\RemoveEmptyStaves`. However, Lilypond doesn't seem to be inserting any line breaks within the verse, so the music runs off the edge of the page.

I have tried to reduce the following example as much as possible, but it needs to have a lot of notes to reproduce the problem, so it is still a bit long. Sorry about that.

``````#(set-default-paper-size "letter")

\version "2.18.2"
\language "english"

global = {
\key c \major
\time 6/8
}

verseTreble = \relative c' {
\global
\clef treble
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
r2.*8
}

verseBass = \relative c {
\global
\clef bass
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
c8 e g c g e |
r2.*8
}

chorusSoprano = \relative c' {
\global
\clef treble
\autoBeamOff
r2.*18 |
g2. |
r2.*6 |
g2. |
}

chorusAlto = \relative c' {
\global
\clef treble
\autoBeamOff
r2.*18 |
g2. |
r2.*6 |
g2. |
}

\score {
<<
\new PianoStaff <<
\new Staff = "upper" { \verseTreble }
\new Staff = "lower" { \verseBass }
>>
\new ChoirStaff <<
\new Staff <<
\new Voice = "s" {
\chorusSoprano
}
>>
\new Staff <<
\new Voice = "a" {
\chorusAlto
}
>>
>>
>>

\layout {
% ragged-right = ##t
\context {
\Staff
\RemoveEmptyStaves
\override VerticalAxisGroup.remove-first = ##t
}
}
}
``````

Here is the output, converted to PNG. Note that the last 8 measures of the piano verse are off the page. No warnings are issued when compiling.

Remember that full-measure rests in LilyPond are input with a capital R. Thus every instance where you have `r2.` (or `r2.*8`, etc.), you should instead have `R2.` (or `R2.*8`, etc.).
I'll also take this moment to mention the `\unfold` command in LilyPond. Perhaps you're already aware of this and just didn't include it in your MWE, but instead of writing out `c8 e g c g e` 18 times, we can instead input `\repeat unfold 18 { c8 e g c g e }` which will do all of that work for us. And if we need to make edits, it's also much easier to just change the `18` instead of having to add/delete lines as necessary.
• Thanks, I did not know about `R`. And thanks also for the note about `unfold`. I had just wanted to replace the notes of the actual song with something simple, to rule out the possibility of a problem with them, and it seemed best not to try anything new and risk introducing more bugs. But it could be useful in the future. – Nate Eldredge May 6 '19 at 13:09